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Origin of latch

before 950; 1930–35 for def. 5; Middle English lacchen,Old English lǣccan to take hold of, catch, seize; akin to Greek lázesthai to take
re·latch, verb (used with object)
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British Dictionary definitions for latch

latch
/ (lætʃ) /

noun

a fastening for a gate or door that consists of a bar that may be slid or lowered into a groove, hole, etc
a spring-loaded door lock that can be opened by a key from outside
Also called: latch circuit electronics a logic circuit that transfers the input states to the output states when signalled, the output thereafter remaining insensitive to changes in input status until signalled again

verb

to fasten, fit, or be fitted with or as if with a latch
Old English læccan to seize, of Germanic origin; related to Greek lazesthai
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