verb (used without object), hinged, hing·ing.
verb (used with object), hinged, hing·ing.
Origin of hinge
Examples from the Web for hinged
And this is to say nothing of election strategies that hinged on racial resentment.
The case against them hinged on the testimony of their accomplice Nathaniel Simms.
He knew, as well as I, that his poor average of happiness was fortuitous—that it hinged on the life of his master.
The roosts are fastened to a strong frame, as shown in drawing, and the frame—in sections—is hinged at the back.Carpentry and Woodwork|Edwin W. Foster
It consists of a socket into which slides a pencil by hard friction, and to which is hinged a tapering, pointed leg.
Discovering that a hinged shelf on the wall was intended for a table, we put it up and set our breakfast on it.Land of the Burnt Thigh|Edith Eudora Kohl
The quickest saw frames oscillate, being supported on legs that are hinged to the bottom of the frame.Farm Mechanics|Herbert A. Shearer
Word Origin for hinge
c.1300, "the axis of the earth;" late 14c. as "movable joint of a gate or door," not found in Old English, cognate with Middle Dutch henghe "hook, handle," Middle Low German henge "hinge," from Proto-Germanic *hanhan (transitive), *hangen (intransitive), from PIE *konk- "to hang" (see hang (v.)). The notion is the thing from which a door hangs.
c.1600, "to bend," from hinge (n.). Meaning "turn on, depend" is from 1719. Related: Hinged; hinging.