latch latch  /ˈlætʃ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) spring-loaded doorlock that can only be opened from the outside with a key
  2. (n) catch for fastening a door or gate; a bar that can be lowered or slid into a groove
  3. (v) fasten with a latch

Usage(s):

  1. Local enterprises were eager to latch on to the state's most famous son in hopes of reviving business.
  2. Chrysler has set aside $115 million to repair door latches on its minivans, although it insists the latches are safe.
  3. We've observed candidates who somehow latch on to just the right issue at just the right moment.

News

  1. Bensalem DNA database helps nab low-level criminals

    When $1,200 worth of lawn equipment was stolen from a Bensalem cemetery last summer, police swabbed the storage shed for DNA and sent genetic material on the latch to a private lab in North Carolina.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

  2. Tesla Model S recall for rear seat latch issue

    PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) – Tesla is recalling as many as 1,228 of its Model S vehicles, citing a problem with a rear seat latch in the electric sports sedan. The company says no injuries or customer complaints have been reported. Chairman and CEO Elon Musk said in a blog entry Wednesday that the strength of a mounting bracket for the rear, left seat latch may be weaker than intended. The issue was ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Nashua Telegraph

  3. Tesla Recalls Some Model S Sedans Over Rear Latch Problem

    Tesla is recalling as many as 1,228 of its Model S vehicles, citing a problem with a rear seat latch in the electric sports sedan.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: CBS San Francisco

Quotes

  1. "You always worry about the character of the people around players," Girardi said. "There's a lot of people that want to latch on, and players have to be guarded."
    on Feb 19, 2009 By: Joe Girardi Source: USA Today

  2. "Cybercriminals are star watchers too -- they latch onto popular celebrities to encourage the download of malicious software in disguise," said Jeff Green, senior vice president of McAfee Avert Labs. "Consumers' obsession with celebrity news...
    on Aug 25, 2009 By: Jeff Green Source: AFP

  3. "The Ady Gil will be our interceptor. It will be able to latch on to a harpoon boat and prevent it killing any whales," Watson told AFP. "It should be able to run rings around them."
    on Nov 12, 2009 By: Paul Watson Source: AFP

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