Try Our Apps


Supposedly vs. Supposably

butt hinge

a hinge for a door or the like, secured to the butting surfaces rather than to the adjacent sides of the door and its frame.
Compare flap (def 20a).
Origin of butt hinge
1780-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for butt-hinge
Historical Examples
  • In attaching a butt-hinge, the essential thing is to sink the hinge into the wood, exactly the thickness of the knuckle.

    Handwork in Wood William Noyes
British Dictionary definitions for butt-hinge

butt hinge

a hinge made of two matching leaves, one recessed into a door and the other into the jamb so that they are in contact when the door is shut sometimes shortened to butt1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for butt hinge

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for butt

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for butt-hinge