from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A lock and plate fixed to the surface of a door rather than morticed within the door.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a lock fastened to the face of a door, thus differing from a mortise lock.
- n. See under Lock.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A lock having a metallic case, intended to be affixed to the outside of a door, etc., instead of being inserted within it. See mortise-lock.
Sorry, no etymologies found.