- the end or conclusion, as of a speech.
- something that closes; a fastening, as of a purse.
- the final phase of a transaction, especially the meeting at which procedures are carried out in the execution of a contract for the sale of real estate.
- an act or instance of failing or going bankrupt: an increase in bank closings.
- complimentary close.
Origin of closing
Examples from the Web for self-closing
It is part of the city regulations that all connections of this kind be self-closing.
He is made of self-closing jelly, and when you take the knife out the gap shuts up again.The Greater Power
The door to the operating room should open outward and be self-closing.Motion Picture Operation, Stage Electrics and Illusions
Henry C. Horstmann
If the hot water is from the public water works, a self-closing cock should be used.
In fly season, trenches may be closed with seats covered down to the ground with muslin and supplied with self-closing lids.Infantry Drill Regulations, United States Army, 1911
United States War Department
Word Origin and History for self-closing
late 14c., "act of closing; that which closes," verbal noun from close (v.).
Usually applied to real estate transactions, it refers to delivery of the deed of ownership from the owner to the buyer in return for full payment.