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latching


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Latch  \Latch\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Latched};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Latching}.]  [OE.  lacchen.  See  {Latch}.  n.] 
  1.  To  catch  so  as  to  hold  [Obs.] 
 
  Those  that  remained  threw  darts  at  our  men,  and 
  latching  our  darts,  sent  them  again  at  us 
  --Golding. 
 
  2.  To  catch  or  fasten  by  means  of  a  latch. 
 
  The  door  was  only  latched.  --Locke. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.] 




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