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- n. The part of the lock which is moved when the key is engaged.
- n. A kind of lock in which the bolt (moving portion) is held in position by the cylinder rather than by a spring and so can not be retracted except by turning the cylinder.
- v. To fasten or secure with a deadbolt.
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- n. the part of a lock that is engaged or withdrawn with a key
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