Latching
Latch Latch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Latched} (l[a^]cht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Latching}.] [OE. lacchen. See {Latch}. n.] 1. To catch so as to hold. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Those that remained threw darts at our men, and latching our darts, sent them again at us. --Golding. [1913 Webster]

2. To catch or fasten by means of a latch. [1913 Webster]

The door was only latched. --Locke. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Latching — Latch ing, n. (Naut.) A loop or eye formed on the head rope of a bonnet, by which it is attached to the foot of a sail; called also {latch} and {lasket}. [Usually in pl.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • latching — /lach ing/, n. any of the loops by which a bonnet is attached to a sail. [1325 75; ME; see LATCH, ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • latching — noun A loop or eye formed on the head rope of a bonnet, by which it is attached to the foot of a sail …   Wiktionary

  • latching — n. act of closing and fastening by means of a latch; loop by which a bonnet is attached to the foot of a sail (Nautical) adj. locking, closing, fastening lætʃ n. device which fastens a door or gate; lock; fastener; digital logic circuit used to …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • latching —  infecting. N …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • latching — noun ( s) Etymology: from gerund of latch (I) : an eye formed on the headrope of a bonnet by which it is attached to the foot of a sail called also lasket; usually used in plural …   Useful english dictionary

  • latching relay — blokavimo relė statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. block relay; latch in relay; latching relay vok. Blockrelais, n; Sperrelais, n rus. блокировочное реле, n; блокирующее реле, n pranc. relais de blocage, m; relais de verrouillage, m… …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • latching current — įjungimo srovė statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. latching current; making current vok. Einschaltstrom, m; Eintaststrom, m rus. ток включения, m pranc. courant d accrochage, m; courant d appel, m; courant de fermeture, m …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

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