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butt hinge Syllabification: butt hinge

Definition of butt hinge in English:


A hinge attached to the abutting surfaces of a door and a door jamb.
Example sentences
  • The exception is the chest in Plate I on which the present butt hinges are replacements for the original strap hinges.
  • Typically butt hinges are installed in recesses cut into the door frame and the edge of the door (stile).
  • It is rococo in style, but its butt hinges and the mitered joint construction of the doors point to an early nineteenth-century origin.
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