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latchstring


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Latchstring  \Latch"string`\,  n. 
  A  string  for  raising  the  latch  of  a  door  by  a  person  outside. 
  It  is  fastened  to  the  latch  and  passed  through  a  hole  above 
  it  in  the  door. 
 
  {To  find  the  latchstring  out},  to  meet  with  hospitality;  to 
  be  welcome.  (Intrusion  is  prevented  by  drawing  in  the 
  latchstring.)  [Colloq.  U.S.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  latchstring 
  n  :  a  string  that  can  be  passed  through  a  hole  in  a  door  for 
  raising  the  latch  from  outside 




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