What is latch?

  • (noun): Spring-loaded doorlock that can only be opened from the outside with a key.
    Synonyms: door latch
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on latch:

Latch - Other
... Latch, a breastfeeding baby's connection "Latch" (song), a song by Disclosure. ...
Latch (hardware)
... A latch (called sneck in Northern England) is a type of mechanical fastener that is used to join two (or more) objects or surfaces together while allowing for the regular or eventual ... A latch typically engages another piece of hardware on the other mounting surface ... Depending upon the type and design of the latch, this engaged bit of hardware may be known as a keeper or strike ...
Power MOSFET - Latch-up (LU)
... This phenomenon is known as 'latch-up', which can lead to device destruction ... To avoid latch-up, the body and the source are typically short circuited within the device package ...

More definitions of "latch":

  • (verb): Fasten with a latch.
    Example: "Latch the door"
  • (noun): Catch for fastening a door or gate; a bar that can be lowered or slid into a groove.

Famous quotes containing the word latch:

    “There’s something I should like to ask you, dear.”
    “You don’t know how to ask it.”
    “Help me, then.”
    Her fingers moved the latch for all reply.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)