latchstring

noun
latch·​string | \ ˈlach-ˌstriŋ \

Definition of latchstring

: a string on a latch that may be left hanging outside the door to permit the raising of the latch from the outside or drawn inside to prevent intrusion

First Known Use of latchstring

1791, in the meaning defined above

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