Examples from the Web for latchstring
As he closed it he did an unprecedented thing,he drew in the latchstring.
He pulled the latchstring with his left hand and pushed the door open with his foot, the rifle ready.The Keeper|Henry Beam Piper
And the day cannot be delayed much longer now when every child shall find the latchstring out on the school door.The Battle with the Slum|Jacob A. Riis.
Perhaps the reader has heard before this of having the latchstring out, but has not known just what the phrase meant.Stories Of Ohio|William Dean Howells
Ye know his latchstring is always out, but Ive niver known of their being in his company.