Knob latch
Knob Knob, n. [A modification of knop. Cf. {Nob}.] 1. A hard protuberance; a hard swelling or rising; a bunch; a lump; as, a knob in the flesh, or on a bone. [1913 Webster]

2. A knoblike ornament or handle; as, the knob of a lock, door, or drawer. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

3. A rounded hill or mountain; as, the Pilot Knob. [U. S.] --Bartlett. [1913 Webster]

4. (Arch.) See {Knop}. [1913 Webster]

{Knob latch}, a latch which can be operated by turning a knob, without using a key. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • knob latch — a latch having a spring bolt controlled by a knob on one or both sides. * * * …   Universalium

  • knob latch — a latch having a spring bolt controlled by a knob on one or both sides …   Useful english dictionary

  • Knob — Knob, n. [A modification of knop. Cf. {Nob}.] 1. A hard protuberance; a hard swelling or rising; a bunch; a lump; as, a knob in the flesh, or on a bone. [1913 Webster] 2. A knoblike ornament or handle; as, the knob of a lock, door, or drawer.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • knob — [n] lump, handle bulge, bulk, bump, bunch, doorknob, hump, knot, knurl, latch, lever, nub, opener, projection, protrusion, protuberance, snag, stud, swell, swelling, trigger, tumor; concepts 445,471 …   New thesaurus

  • knob — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. knot, lump, node, protuberance, boss; handle; hill. See convexity. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A projection] Syn. lump, bump, protuberance, boss; see bulge . 2. [A handle] Syn. doorknob, latch, control;… …   English dictionary for students

  • night latch — noun doorlock operated by a knob on the inside and a key on the outside • Hypernyms: ↑doorlock * * * noun or night lock : a door lock having a spring bolt operated from the outside by a key and from the inside by a knob * * * a door lock operated …   Useful english dictionary

  • dead latch — dead latch, a door latch with a spring bolt opened by a key or by turning a knob: »The automatic dead latch is specially designed for glass panelled doors (Punch) …   Useful english dictionary

  • night latch — n. a door latch with a bolt opened from the outside by a key, and from the inside by a knob …   English World dictionary

  • night latch — night′ latch n. bui a door lock operated from the inside by a knob and from the outside by a key • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • night latch — noun Date: 1854 a door lock having a spring bolt operated from the outside by a key and from the inside by a knob …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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