Spring latch

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a latch that fastens with a spring.

See also: Spring

References in classic literature ?
The spring latch, whose key was reposing for ever off duty in the late Mr Verloc's waistcoat pocket, held as well as usual.
The connector has a top contact design that employs a movable metal spring latch, which ensures high reliability and signal continuity.
The spring latch behind the door handle is constantly exposed to the elements.
The door is attached with a long "piano hinge" and is secured with a spring latch.