In this answer I advised the OP to use what I called a 'toggle latch' or 'draw latch'. Do these things have a proper name?

toggle latch draw latch

  • Cabinet/box spring hasp? – Gunner Aug 14 '15 at 16:47
  • @Gunner Don't think I'd use the word "hasp", since the definition doesn't quite fit. "a slotted hinged metal plate that forms part of a fastening for a door or lid and is fitted over a metal loop and secured by a pin or padlock.". – Tester101 Aug 14 '15 at 17:00
  • Maybe "clasp", or "catch". – Tester101 Aug 14 '15 at 17:01
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In the U.S. the item you refer to is most often called a draw catch. There are other names, depending on manufacturer and purpose, but I worked 19 years in commercial and residential hardware supply and we always called that a draw catch.

I know them as an over centre latch.

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