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elbow catch

noun
1.
an L -shaped catch, as for a door, having a piece for the thumb on one arm and a hooked end for engaging a hooked plate on the other.
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  • This in turn is fastened to the stool with the two hinges on the back and the elbow catch on the front side to keep it closed.

    Mission Furniture H. H. Windsor

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