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Clasp vs. Latch

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Claspnoun

A fastener or holder, particularly one that clasps.

‘I always have a hard time working the clasp on this necklace!’;

Latchverb

To close or lock as if with a latch.

Claspnoun

(in the singular) An embrace, a grasp, or handshake.

‘He took her hand in a firm clasp.’;

Latchverb

(transitive) To catch; lay hold of.

Claspverb

(transitive) To take hold of; to grasp; to grab tightly.

‘They clasped hands and parted as friends.’;

Latchverb

(obsolete) To smear; to anoint.

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Claspverb

To shut or fasten together with, or as if with, a clasp.

Latchnoun

A fastening for a door that has a bar that fits into a notch or slot, and is lifted by a lever or string from either side.

Claspverb

To shut or fasten together with, or as with, a clasp; to shut or fasten (a clasp, or that which fastens with a clasp).

Latchnoun

A flip-flop electronic circuit

Claspverb

To inclose and hold in the hand or with the arms; to grasp; to embrace.

Latchnoun

(obsolete) A latching.

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Claspverb

To surround and cling to; to entwine about.

Latchnoun

(obsolete) A crossbow.

Claspnoun

An adjustable catch, bent plate, or hook, for holding together two objects or the parts of anything, as the ends of a belt, the covers of a book, etc.

Latchnoun

(obsolete) That which fastens or holds; a lace; a snare.

Claspnoun

A close embrace; a throwing of the arms around; a grasping, as with the hand.

Latchnoun

A breastfeeding baby's connection to the breast.

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Claspnoun

a fastener (as a buckle or hook) that is used to hold two things together

Latchnoun

(database) A lightweight lock to protect internal structures from being modified by multiple concurrent accesses.

Claspnoun

the act of grasping;

‘he released his clasp on my arm’; ‘he has a strong grip for an old man’; ‘she kept a firm hold on the railing’;

Latchverb

To smear; to anoint.

Claspverb

hold firmly and tightly

Latchverb

To catch so as to hold.

‘Those that remained threw darts at our men, and latching our darts, sent them again at us.’;

Claspverb

fasten with or as if with a brooch

Latchverb

To catch or fasten by means of a latch.

‘The door was only latched.’;

Claspverb

fasten with a buckle or buckles

Latchnoun

That which fastens or holds; a lace; a snare.

Claspverb

grasp firmly;

‘The child clasped my hands’;

Latchnoun

A movable piece which holds anything in place by entering a notch or cavity; specifically, the catch which holds a door or gate when closed, though it be not bolted.

Claspverb

grasp (something) tightly with one's hand

‘he clasped her arm’;

Latchnoun

A latching.

Claspverb

place (one's arms) around something so as to hold it tightly

‘Kate's arms were clasped around her knees’;

Latchnoun

A crossbow.

Claspverb

hold (someone) tightly

‘he clasped Joanne in his arms’;

Latchnoun

spring-loaded doorlock that can only be opened from the outside with a key

Claspverb

fasten (something) with a small brooch or similar device

‘one modest emerald clasped her robe’;

Latchnoun

catch for fastening a door or gate; a bar that can be lowered or slid into a groove

Claspnoun

a device with interlocking parts used for fastening things together

‘a gold bracelet with a turquoise clasp’;

Latchverb

fasten with a latch;

‘latch the door’;

Claspnoun

a silver bar on a medal ribbon, inscribed with the name of the battle at which the wearer was present

‘he received the Queen's medal with four clasps’;

Latch

A latch or catch (called sneck in Northern England and Scotland) is a type of mechanical fastener that joins two (or more) objects or surfaces while allowing for their regular separation. A latch typically engages another piece of hardware on the other mounting surface.

Claspnoun

an embrace

‘we embraced, a tight clasp with cheeks touching’;

Claspnoun

a grasp or handshake

‘he took her hand in a firm clasp’;

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