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{adj: insecure} not firm or firmly fixed; likely to fail or give way
"the hinge is insecure"
<-> secure



{adj: invisible, unseeable} impossible or nearly impossible to see; imperceptible by the eye
"the invisible man"
"invisible rays"
"an invisible hinge"
"invisible mending"
<-> visible

{adj: screaky, screechy, squeaking, squeaky, squealing} having or making a high-pitched sound such as that made by a mouse or a rusty hinge

{n: butt hinge} a hinge mortised flush into the edge of the door and jamb

{n: clack valve, clack, clapper valve} a simple valve with a hinge on one side; allows fluid to flow in only one direction

{n: elbow, elbow joint, human elbow, cubitus, cubital joint, articulatio cubiti} hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped

{n: hinge joint, ginglymus, ginglymoid joint} a freely moving joint in which the bones are so articulated as to allow extensive movement in one plane

{n: hinge, flexible joint} a joint that holds two parts together so that one can swing relative to the other

{n: hinge} a circumstance upon which subsequent events depend
"his absence is the hinge of our plan"

{n: knee, knee joint, human knee, articulatio genus, genu} hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella

{n: knocker, doorknocker, rapper} a device (usually metal and ornamental) attached by a hinge to a door

{n: pintle} a pin or bolt forming the pivot of a hinge

{n: squeaker} any artifact that makes a squeaking sound when used
"those sneakers are squeakers"
"which hinge is the squeaker?"

{n: strap hinge, joint hinge} a hinge with two long straps; one strap is fastened to the surface of a moving part (e.g., a door or lid) and the other is fastened to the adjacent stationary frame

{n: swing door, swinging door} a door that swings on a double hinge; opens in either direction

{n: tee hinge, T hinge} a hinge that looks like the letter T when it is opened; similar to a strap hinge except that one strap has been replaced by half of a butt hinge that can be mortised flush into the stationary frame

{n: thin-shelled mussel} mussel with thin fragile shells having only rudimentary hinge teeth

{v: depend on, devolve on, depend upon, ride, turn on, hinge on, hinge upon} be contingent on
"The outcomes rides on the results of the electin"
"Your grade will depends on your homework"

{v: hang} be placed in position as by a hinge
"This cabinet door doesn't hang right!"

{v: hang} place in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement in one direction
"hang a door"

{v: perturb, unhinge, disquiet, trouble, cark, distract, disorder} disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
"She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill"

{v: unhinge} remove the hinges from
"unhinge the door"


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