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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.

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