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hinge

 (hĭnj)
n.
1.
a. A jointed or flexible device that allows the turning or pivoting of a part, such as a door or lid, on a stationary frame.
b. A similar structure or part, such as one that enables the valves of a bivalve mollusk to open and close.
2. A small folded paper rectangle gummed on one side, used especially to fasten stamps in an album.
3. A point or circumstance on which subsequent events depend.
v. hinged, hing·ing, hing·es
v.tr.
1. To attach by or equip with or as if with hinges or a hinge.
2. To consider or make (something) dependent on something else; predicate: "convenient and misleading fictions for hinging an argument" (Stephen Jay Gould).
v.intr.
To be contingent on a single factor; depend: This plan hinges on her approval.

[Middle English henge; see konk- in Indo-European roots.]
Translations

hinged

[hɪndʒd] ADJde bisagra, con goznes

hinged

adjmit Scharnier/mit Scharnieren (versehen); dooreingehängt; hinged lidKlappdeckel m

hinged

[hɪndʒd] adj (door) → provvisto/a di cardini; (box, lid) → incernierato/a
References in classic literature ?
Also his head and limbs were copper, and these were jointed or hinged to his body in a peculiar way, with metal caps over the joints, like the armor worn by knights in days of old.
He was neatly made, all of tin, nicely soldered at the joints, and his various limbs were cleverly hinged to his body so that he could use them nearly as well as if they had been common flesh.
Its success hinged entirely upon the strength of the vines he had seen surmounting the wall toward the east.