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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A hinge composed of two plates attached to abutting surfaces of a door and door jamb and joined by a pin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • See 1st butt, 10.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as butt, 4.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a hinge mortised flush into the edge of the door and jamb

Etymologies

From butt2.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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