latchet

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French lachet, variant of lacet, diminutive of laz (lace).

Noun[edit]

latchet (plural latchets)

  1. A small lever action crossbow with the cocking lever built into the top of the stock and a top mounted trigger.
  2. (obsolete) A thong or cord, especially one used to fasten a shoe.
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Mark I:
      a stronger than I commeth after me, whos shue latchett I am not worthy to stoupe doune and unlose.

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