verb (used without object), hinged, hing·ing.
verb (used with object), hinged, hing·ing.
Origin of hinge
Synonyms for hinge
Examples from the Web for hinged
Contemporary Examples of hinged
And this is to say nothing of election strategies that hinged on racial resentment.GOP Strategists to Party: Hug More Brown Kids
January 22, 2014
The case against them hinged on the testimony of their accomplice Nathaniel Simms.The Week’s Best Longreads for March 16, 2013
March 16, 2013
Historical Examples of hinged
The ornithopter has hinged planes which work like the wings of a bird.Flying Machines
W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
He rose up straightening himself as though he were a hinged figure.Chance
The tubes will then be closed upon one another as if they were hinged at the joint.On Laboratory Arts
They still had air; his helmet was off, but it was attached and hinged back.Space Viking
Henry Beam Piper
Where it is desired to have the hinged portion open flat and no more.Handwork in Wood
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.