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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
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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.
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hinge

[hinj]
(design engineering)
A pair of metal leaves forming a jointed device on which a swinging part turns.
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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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Ham, "Gust response and its alleviation for a hingeless helicopter rotor in cruising flight," in Proceedings of the Fourth European Rotorcraft and Powered Lift Aircraft Forum, Stresa, Italy, September 1978.
These equations are also validated for several beam properties, and the final equations include different nonlinear structural and inertial terms which influence the aeroelastic stability and response of hingeless helicopter rotor blades.
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These large Grill Team sandwiches with the new unique "Snuggle Buns" are made with hingeless wraparound buns that help prevent bun breakage and are specially formulated for microwaving.