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hinge

1. a device for holding together two parts such that one can swing relative to the other, typically having two interlocking metal leaves held by a pin about which they pivot
2. Anatomy a type of joint, such as the knee joint, that moves only backwards and forwards; a joint that functions in only one plane
3. a similar structure in invertebrate animals, such as the joint between the two halves of a bivalve shell
4. Philately a small thin transparent strip of gummed paper for affixing a stamp to a page

Hinge

A movable joint used to attach, support, and turn a door about a pivot, consisting of two plates joined by a pin which supports the door and connects it to its frame, enabling it to swing open or closed.

hinge

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(design engineering)
A pair of metal leaves forming a jointed device on which a swinging part turns.

hinge

A movable joint used to attach, support, and turn a door (or cover) about a pivot; consists of two plates joined together by a pin which support the door and connect it to its frame, enabling it to swing open or closed. Also see action hinge, butterfly hinge, butt hinge, dovetail hinge, gravity hinge, H-hinge, HL-hinge, pintle hinge, side hinge, strap hinge.
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This was no easy task, because half of each one of the hinges of the wings was missing, it being still fastened to the body of the Gargoyle who had used it.
As he pushed the massive obstacle aside, its great hinges shrieked out in weird protest against this unaccustomed disturbance.
And when she had put it into the hole of the rock, and turned it, a sudden sharp snap was heard; then, with a solemn creak that made the shivers run down the child's back, the face of the rock fell outward, like a door on hinges, and revealed a small dark chamber just inside.
My little portmanteau was in the boot under my feet; I had but to turn a hinge to get it out: I threw it down before me, got down after it, and was left at the first lamp on the first stones of the town pavement.
Well, having this weakness, my father insisted upon going down into the garden, instead of going to bed; his foot slipped on the first stair, the staircase was steep; my father fell against a stone in which an iron hinge was fixed.
Quickly he unlocked the cover, turning it back upon its hinge.
The two then joined the others at the door, which one of them had already opened with some difficulty, caused by rust of lock and hinge.
Board Hinges Are Attached With 5 Board Rivets To The Board With Curls To The Inside,
These robust zinc die hinges enable panel builders to quickly install a removable 25mm return door with electrical safety compliance using just 2 off vibration proof screws and a retained hinge pin system.
Builders' Hardware (Door Locking Devices, Door Hinges and Closers, Window Hardware, & Other Builders' Hardware)
The US market is analyzed by the following Product Group/Segments: Builders' Hardware (Door Locking Devices, Door Hinges and Closers, Window Hardware, & Other Builders' Hardware), and Cabinet Hardware (Cabinet Locks, Cabinet Knobs, Pulls and Catches, Cabinet Hinges, & Other Cabinet Hardware).
By embedding heating elements in the robot's hinges, Harvard engineer Sam Felton and colleagues created a device that can alter shape on its own, using preprogrammed temperature changes.