- 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).
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
- 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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