Webster 1913 Edition
lécherto lick (of German origin). Cf.
To smear; to anoint.
lacchento seize, As.
That which fastens or holds; a lace; a snare.
Rom. of R.
A movable piece which holds anything in place by entering a notch or cavity; specifically, the catch which holds a door or gate when closed, though it be not bolted.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To catch so as to hold.
Those that remained threw darts at our men, and
latchingour darts, sent them again at us.
To catch or fasten by means of a latch.
The door was only
Webster 1828 Edition
1.A small piece of iron or wood used to fasten a door.
2.A small line like a loop, used to lace the bonnets to the courses, or the drabblers to the bonnets.
1.To fasten with a latch; to fasten.
2.To smear. [Not used.]