It takes a long time for the entertainment community to latch on to a hot new trend.
Of course, Big Pharma was only too happy to latch onto the early results as well.
Which is necessary because the characters he encounters on his journey are often way too kooky—and, well, Guest-ian—to latch onto.
“If a reclining seat fails to latch properly it has to be taken out of service,” says Mann, costing the airline even more.
The boy was said to have been seen crawling into the balloon, and because the latch was unlocked, it's possible that he fell out.
Taking her walking stick, she lifts the latch gently and the door opens slightly.
“It is raining hard,” she said as she turned the latch for me.
Rhoda lifted the latch, and walked in, Phoebe following her.
A little later I heard a door creak and a latch click below.
Without saying a word, Hal turned the key and caught hold of the latch of the door.
Old English læccan "to grasp or seize," from Proto-Germanic *lakkijanan. Not found in other Germanic languages; probably from PIE *(s)lagw- "to seize" (see analemma). In its original sense the verb was paralleled in Middle English and then replaced by French import catch (v.). Meaning "to fasten with a latch" is mid-15c. Related: Latched; latching.
a fastening for a door, etc., late 13c., probably from latch (v.).
A digital logic circuit used to store one or more bits. A latch has a data input, a clock input and an output. When the clock input is active, data on the input is "latched" or stored and transfered to the output either immediately or when the clock input goes inactive. The output will then retain its value until the clock goes active again.
See also flip-flop.