Definitions

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  • adj. Without hinges; nonhinged.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Without a hinge or joint.

Etymologies

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hinge +‎ -less

Examples

  • Only mad science would reverse engineer the human skull, discarding earstems for a hingeless frame that wraps the upper cranium.

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  • A hingeless door in the front of the cube opened with a distinct pop as the seal broke.

    Black Magic

  • His chest ached, and he savagely shoved that thought aside as the hingeless door popped open, emitting a plume of acid-green smoke that spread and hovered protectively over the safe.

    Black Magic

  • The chairs are broken-down invalids; the wretched little hempen mats slip away from under your feet without slipping away for good; and finally, the foot-warmers are miserable wrecks, hingeless, charred, broken away about the holes.

    Father Goriot

  • No hingeless gates propped with sticks met the eye; no broken-down doors were to be seen on his barns; a master hand ruled the land, and his rule brought prosperity and happiness.

    Miss Dexie A Romance of the Provinces

  • This hingeless condition of the gate, however, is, I must in fairness state, neither Jack's nor our fault.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 100, April, 1876

  • There was no gate for the passage of teams; the road ended there, and a rough sign nailed to a hingeless wicket warned the wayfarer to "Keep Out."

    The Rim of the Desert

  • He looked to Terry for explanation, but turned back at the grinding crunch of the hingeless door which opened to frame a fairer vision than the Major had ever dreamed, asleep or awake.

    Terry A Tale of the Hill People

  • Between fields along the river bottom were gates distressingly crude; clumsy, hingeless panels of board fence, which I must dismount and lift about by sheer brawn of shoulder.

    Somewhere in Red Gap

  • Philip turned to see a hingeless ruin of boards held together by the persuasion of rusty wire.

    The Militants Stories of Some Parsons, Soldiers, and Other Fighters in the World

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