latchstring

[ lach-string ]
/ ˈlætʃˌstrɪŋ /
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noun

a string passed through a hole in a door, for raising the latch from the outside.

Nearby words

  1. latch onto,
  2. latchet,
  3. latching,
  4. latchkey,
  5. latchkey child,
  6. late,
  7. late blight,
  8. late bloomer,
  9. late charge,
  10. late greek

Origin of latchstring

First recorded in 1785–95; latch + string

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British Dictionary definitions for latchstring

latchstring

/ (ˈlætʃˌstrɪŋ) /

noun

a length of string fastened to a latch and passed through a hole in the door so that it can be opened from the other side
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