butt hinge



a hinge for a door or the like, secured to the butting surfaces rather than to the adjacent sides of the door and its frame.Compare flap(def 20a).

Nearby words

  1. butsudan,
  2. butt,
  3. butt bra,
  4. butt chisel,
  5. butt end,
  6. butt in,
  7. butt joint,
  8. butt plate,
  9. butt shaft,
  10. butt stroke

Origin of butt hinge

First recorded in 1780–90

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Examples from the Web for butt hinge

  • In attaching a butt-hinge, the essential thing is to sink the hinge into the wood, exactly the thickness of the knuckle.

    Handwork in Wood|William Noyes

British Dictionary definitions for butt hinge

butt hinge


a hinge made of two matching leaves, one recessed into a door and the other into the jamb so that they are in contact when the door is shutsometimes shortened to butt 1
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