[ lach-ing ]


  1. any of the loops by which a bonnet is attached to a sail.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of latching1

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; latch, -ing 1

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Example Sentences

Messes should be kept at bay thanks to the latching porcelain-enameled lid and included drip tray.

In reality, some women have difficulty breastfeeding, or have babies who struggle with latching on properly.

Just latching on to you, no matter how you tried to brush them off, and almost telling you how they wanted it done.

A lot of people are latching on to feel like they're part of a bigger food trend.

Latching on to a man for the sake of latching on will not make you feel better.

The shower of dust and stones blinded him, and kept him from latching onto the tail of the car and climbing in.

The latching of the door behind him ended the brief instant of revelation.

They had hardly completed their survey of it when their strange host entered latching and bolting the heavy door behind him.

The light door, swung to close of itself, as in most Italian houses, clapped to behind him without latching.

The intruder—it was the dark-visaged man I had seen five minutes before—closed the door gently after him without latching it.





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