friction catch

friction catch

[′frik·shən ‚kach]
(design engineering)
A catch consisting of a spring and plunger contained in a casing.
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friction catch

friction catch
Any catch which, when it engages a strike, is held in the engaged position by friction.
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References in periodicals archive ?
* Friction catches hold by pressure of the catch on the strike.
Two common friction catches are alligator and lever spring-action, which feature two floating jaws and are self-aligning to compensate for swelling and shrinking of doors.