Latchstring meaning

lăch'strĭng'
A cord attached to a latch and often passed through a hole in the door to allow lifting of the latch from the outside.
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A cord fastened to the bar of a latch and passed through a hole in the door so that the latch can be raised from the outside.
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A string attached to a latch allowing it to be disengaged from the opposite side.
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Origin of latchstring