elbow catch

elbow catch

A spring-loaded locking device commonly used to lock the inactive leaf of a pair of cabinet doors. When the inactive leaf closes, a hook on one end of the catch automatically engages a strike, thereby securing the door.
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• SwimFast can be integrated with the Halo Trainer template, to establish the essential high elbow catch and vertical forearm stroke.
Hackett suggested that "when a guy turns into you and his elbow catches your face, I don't know if you can call it inadvertent.
* Elbow catches are mounted on the door with the strike installed on the frame or on a shelf.
UP IN ARMS: David Beckham's wayward elbow catches Andreas Ibertsberger, leading to his first booking
GIVE US A BREAK: Arsene Wenger feels his side are being unfairly treated; FLASHPOINT: Bergkamp's elbow catches Bowyer
CLASH: Shearer's elbow catches Cannavaro; SITTING IT OUT?
A high ball comes into the box, Vokes goes up with him and his elbow catches him right on the eye.