unlatch

[ uhn-lach ]
/ ʌnˈlætʃ /

verb (used with object)

to unfasten (a door, window shutter, etc.) by lifting the latch.

verb (used without object)

to become unlatched.

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Origin of unlatch

First recorded in 1635–45; un-2 + latch
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British Dictionary definitions for unlatch

unlatch
/ (ʌnˈlætʃ) /

verb

to open or unfasten or come open or unfastened by the lifting or release of a latch
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