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Hinge

n.1.
1.The hook with its eye, or the joint, on which a door, gate, lid, etc., turns or swings; a flexible piece, as a strip of leather, which serves as a joint to turn on.
2.That on which anything turns or depends; a governing principle; a cardinal point or rule; as, this argument was the hinge on which the question turned.
3.One of the four cardinal points, east, west, north, or south.
When the moon is in the hinge at East.
- Creech.
Nor slept the winds . . . but rushed abroad.
- Milton.
Hinge joint
a - (Anat.) See Ginglymus.
b - (Mech.) Any joint resembling a hinge, by which two pieces are connected so as to permit relative turning in one plane.
To be off the hinges
to be in a state of disorder or irregularity; to have lost proper adjustment.
- Tillotson.
v. t.1.To attach by, or furnish with, hinges.
[imp. & p. p. Hinged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Hinging .]
2.To bend.
v. i.1.To stand, depend, hang, or turn, as on a hinge; to depend chiefly for a result or decision or for force and validity; - usually with on or upon; as, the argument hinges on this point.
Noun1.hinge - a joint that holds two parts together so that one can swing relative to the other
Synonyms: flexible joint
2.hinge - a circumstance upon which subsequent events depend; "his absence is the hinge of our plan"
Verb1.hinge - attach with a hinge
accrue from, ankle, arbor, arise from, articulate, articulation, axis, axle, axle bar, axle shaft, axle spindle, axle-tree, batten, batten down, be based on, be contingent on, be dependent on, be due to, be predicated on, bolt, boundary, buckle, bud from, butt, button, cervix, clasp, cleat, climacteric, clinch, clip, closure, clutch, come from, come out of, connecting link, connecting rod, connection, convergence of events, coupling, crisis, critical juncture, critical point, crossroads, crucial period, crunch, depend on, derive from, descend from, distaff, dovetail, elbow, emanate from, embrace, emerge from, emergency, ensue from, exigency, extremity, flow from, follow from, fulcrum, germinate from, gimbal, gliding joint, grow from, grow out of, gudgeon, hang, hang on, hasp, hinge on, hinged joint, hingle, hip, hitch, hook, hub, interface, issue from, jam, join, joining, joint, juncture, knee, knuckle, latch, lie on, lie with, link, lock, mandrel, miter, mortise, nail, nave, neck, oarlock, originate in, pass, peg, pin, pinch, pintle, pivot, pivot joint, pole, proceed from, push, rabbet, radiant, rest, rest on, rest with, revolve on, rivet, rowlock, rub, scarf, screw, seam, sew, shoulder, skewer, snap, spindle, spring from, sprout from, stand on, staple, stem from, stick, stitch, strait, suture, swivel, symphysis, tack, tie rod, toggle, toggle joint, trunnion, turn, turn on, turn upon, turning point, union, wedge, weld, wrist, zipper
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