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Definition of hitch noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a problem or difficulty that causes a short delay The ceremony went off without a hitch. a technical hitch
  2. 2a type of knot a clove hitch
  3. 3a device for attaching one thing, usually a vehicle, to another a trailer hitch
  4. 4(informal) a period of time spent in the armed forces a four-year hitch in the Army
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: hitch