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lach

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

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

  • 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.
    June 23, 2013 - The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • 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 ...
    June 20, 2013 - The Nashua Telegraph
  • 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.
    June 19, 2013 - CBS San Francisco
Quotes

  • Joe Girardi in USA Today
    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."
  • Jeff Green in AFP
    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...
  • Paul Watson in AFP
    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."

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