verb (used without object), hinged, hing·ing.
verb (used with object), hinged, hing·ing.
Origin of hinge
Examples from the Web for hinging
A sign of this is that few see the fate of an eventual meeting as hinging on an upcoming UN nuclear inspection of Iran.Iran's Offer to Talk About Its Nuclear Program Eases Tension For Now|Michael Adler|February 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Now he laid his open palm on his bosom, and now hinging it abroad, he gallantly snapped his fingers in the air.Red Gauntlet|Sir Walter Scott
A heavy strong twine may be used for hinging the wings to the body.Educational Toys|Louis C. Petersen
In hinging the brackets to the back see that they are high enough to support the lid at right angles to the box.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
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.