Definition of butt hinge in US English:

butt hinge


  • A hinge attached to the abutting surfaces of a door and a door jamb.

    • ‘Typically butt hinges are installed in recesses cut into the door frame and the edge of the door (stile).’
    • ‘For example, when selecting a hinge for a jewellery box, a small brass butt hinge is likely to be used rather than a concealed hinge.’
    • ‘The exception is the chest in Plate I on which the present butt hinges are replacements for the original strap hinges.’
    • ‘It is rococo in style, but its butt hinges and the mitered joint construction of the doors point to an early nineteenth-century origin.’
    • ‘Then the price of the screws came down and the practicality of their use improved, especially with the use of butt hinges.’