[ adjective ] firmly fastened or secured against opening


"windows and doors were all fast" "a locked closet" "left the house properly secured"

Used in print

(Helen Hooven Santmyer, "There Were Fences"...)

We were forbidden to swing on the gates , lest they sag on their hinges in a poor-white-trash way , but we could stand on them , when they were latched , rest our chins on the top , and stare and stare , committing to memory , quite unintentionally , all the details that lay before our eyes .

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