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Definition of latching (Meaning of latching)
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Latch Latch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Latched} (l[a^]cht); p. pr.
	     & vb. n. {Latching}.] [OE. lacchen. See {Latch}. n.]
	     1. To catch so as to hold. [Obs.]
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	              Those that remained threw darts at our men, and
	              latching our darts, sent them again at us.
	                                                    --Golding.
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	     2. To catch or fasten by means of a latch.
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	              The door was only latched.            --Locke.
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	  Latching Latch"ing, n. (Naut.)
	     A loop or eye formed on the head rope of a bonnet, by which
	     it is attached to the foot of a sail; -- called also {latch}
	     and {lasket}. [Usually in pl.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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