latchstring latchstring

Definition(s):

  • (n) opener consisting of a string that can be passed through a hole in a door for raising the latch from outside

Usage(s):

  1. Unlike Cardinal O'Connell, who was aloof and often absent from Boston, the new Archbishop has always kept his latchstring out, always stuck close to his job.
  2. The latchstring is on the outside, and we are all tickled to death that you pulled it.
  3. You are a so-and-so, but the White House latchstring will be out to youas soon as you change your ways.
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