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latchstring

[lach-string] /ˈlætʃˌstrɪŋ/
noun
1.
a string passed through a hole in a door, for raising the latch from the outside.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; latch + string
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British Dictionary definitions for latchstring

latchstring

/ˈlætʃˌstrɪŋ/
noun
1.
a length of string fastened to a latch and passed through a hole in the door so that it can be opened from the other side
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