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Verb: latch  lach
  1. Fasten with a latch
    "latch the door"
Noun: latch  lach
  1. Spring-loaded doorlock that can only be opened from the outside with a key
    - door latch
     
  2. Catch for fastening a door or gate; a bar that can be lowered or slid into a groove

Derived forms: latches, latching, latched

Type of: catch, fasten, fix, lock, secure

Encyclopedia: Latch