[ strap-hinj ]

  1. a hinge having a flap, especially a long one, attached to one face of a door or the like.

Origin of strap-hinge

First recorded in 1730–40

Words Nearby strap-hinge Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use strap-hinge in a sentence

  • An ordinary strap hinge can be applied to a door or box cover in such a way that only one wing will show.

  • The cover of this box is made of but one piece and hinged with a strap hinge, which also forms the cover decoration.

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  • The handle may be hinged directly to this cover by means of a full-strap hinge.

  • A half-strap hinge is preferable, with the strap part fastened to the handle.

British Dictionary definitions for strap hinge

strap hinge

  1. a hinge with a long leaf or flap attached to the face of a door, gate, etc

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