[ eych-hinj ]
/ ˈeɪtʃˌhɪndʒ /
a strap hinge having the form of an H with the joint in the crossbar.
A Brief History Of The Letter HThough it’s a high-value letter in Scrabble and Words with Friends, H is a relatively common letter. Statistically speaking, it is the eighth most commonly used letter in the English language. That’s because H is usually paired with other consonants like wh, ch, sh, and gh. H is found in the most common two-letter pair (th) and in the most common three-letter combination (the). (The letter …
Origin of H-hinge
First recorded in 1720–30; H (from the form) + hinge
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