from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hinge composed of two plates attached to abutting surfaces of a door and door jamb and joined by a pin.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A kind of hinge used in hanging doors, lid, covers, etc.; so named because fastened on the edge of the door, which butts against the frame, stop molding, and casing, instead of on its face, like the strap hinge; also called butt.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- See 1st butt, 10.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as butt, 4.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a hinge mortised flush into the edge of the door and jamb
From butt2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)