Meaning of 闩

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(Trad.: 閂)
Pinyin: shuān
English Definition: bolt; latch; to bolt; to latch
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 4; Radical:
Ideographic: A bar laid across a gate
Character Formation:
  • Surround from above
    • [ mén ] gate, door, entrance, opening
    • [ ] one; a, an; alone
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Example Words
门闩 mén shuān horizontal bar to hold a door closed (made of wood or metal); door bolt
锁闩 suǒ shuān latch; bolt (to lock a door or window)
枪闩 qiāng shuān breech bolt (e.g. of rifle)
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Example Sentences
She ischecking the locks on the doors, the latches on the windows.
Bolt the door and windows before you leave.
It is never fastened with anything but a latch, either by day or by night.
Suddenly the curtains flick apart, and she reaches through to unlock the latch. She slides up the window.
Then his servant brought her out, and bolted the door after her.