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

Derived forms: latched, latches, latching

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

Encyclopedia: Latch