- to unfasten (a door, window shutter, etc.) by lifting the latch.
- to become unlatched.
Origin of unlatch
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Examples from the Web for unlatch
He couldn't feel what he was doing, but somehow he managed to unlatch it.Bolden's Pets
F. L. Wallace
When Jason lifted his arm to unlatch the door it was heavy as two arms.Deathworld
And lo, here is a woman stooping to unlatch the gate—it is she!The Children of Alsace
I unlatch the little door in front of me and crawl through it, and shut it behind me.'Green Balls'
In vain I argued, that a ghost would have no need to unlatch the gate.
- to open or unfasten or come open or unfastened by the lifting or release of a latch
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