finishing hardware[′fin·ish·iŋ ‚härd‚wer]
Items, such as hinges, door pulls, and strike plates, made in attractive shapes and finishes, and usually visible on the completed structure.
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finish hardware, architectural hardware, builders’ finish hardware, finish builders’ hardware
Hardware, such as hinges, locks, catches, etc., that has a finished appearance as well as a function, esp. that used with doors, windows, and cabinets; may be considered part of the decorative treatment of a room or building.
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