shutter dog

shutter fastener

shutter fastener
A pivoted device used to hold a shutter in the open position on the exterior side of a window; also called a shutter catch, shutter dog, or shutter holdback.
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This meant the shutter hung on hinges and swung in and out, with some kind of shutter dog to hold it against the house when not in use.
Strap hinges, shutter dogs, and even hold backs (basically a long hook and eye that can keep an open shutter against the house)--even if they aren't used--can give a house a great feel.