unlatch

verb un·latch \ ˌən-ˈlach \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of unlatch

transitive verb
: to open or loose by lifting the latch
intransitive verb
: to become loosed or opened

Recent Examples of unlatch from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'unlatch.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of unlatch

circa 1625


UNLATCH Defined for English Language Learners

unlatch

verb

Definition of unlatch for English Language Learners

  • : to open or loosen (something, such as a door) by lifting a latch


UNLATCH Defined for Kids

unlatch

verb un·latch \ ˌən-ˈlach \

Definition of unlatch for Students

unlatched; unlatching
: to open by lifting a latch

Learn More about unlatch


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up unlatch? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to remove or wipe out

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!