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catch

1. a game in which a ball is thrown from one player to another
2. Cricket the catching of a ball struck by a batsman before it touches the ground, resulting in him being out
3. Music a type of round popular in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, having a humorous text that is often indecent or bawdy and hard to articulate

catch

[kach]
(design engineering)
A device used for fastening a door or gate and usually operated manually from only one side, for example, a latch.

catch

A device for fastening a door or gate; usually opened manually from one side only.
References in classic literature ?
The hull of the Ferndale, swung head to the eastward, caught the light, her tall spars and rigging steeped in a bath of red-gold, from the water-line full of glitter to the trucks slight and gleaming against the delicate expanse of the blue.
Their funereal style was tempered by gold shoes and, on Johanna, a sparkly sequinned jacket which caught the light as she energetically bounded between the drummer, slide guitarist and Klara in a stadium rocker approximation.
A personal favourite, You Caught The Light, was sung with unbridled emotion by Doherty and acted as a mesmeric interval to the barrage of pop bangers.