American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A hinge composed of two plates attached to abutting surfaces of a door and door jamb and joined by a pin.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as butt, 4.
- n. carpentry A kind of hinge used in hanging doors, lid, covers, etc.; so named because fastened on the edge of the door, which butts against the frame, stop molding, and casing, instead of on its face, like the strap hinge; also called butt.
GNU Webster's 1913
- See 1st butt, 10.
- n. a hinge mortised flush into the edge of the door and jamb
- From butt2. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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