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).
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First recorded in 1780–90
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Example sentences 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
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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