butt hinge

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butt hinge

n.
A hinge composed of two plates attached to abutting surfaces of a door and door jamb and joined by a pin.

[From butt.]

butt hinge

n
(Building) a hinge made of two matching leaves, one recessed into a door and the other into the jamb so that they are in contact when the door is shut. sometimes shortened to butt1

butt′ hinge`


n.
a hinge for a door or the like, secured to the butting surfaces rather than to the adjacent sides of the door and its frame.
[1780–90]
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Noun1.butt hinge - a hinge mortised flush into the edge of the door and jamb
flexible joint, hinge - a joint that holds two parts together so that one can swing relative to the other