from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A door-bolt which is pressed backward as the door closes, but when the door is shut springs forward into a socket in the jamb.
- n. The pin or bolt on the valve-arm of the admission-valve of a Corliss engine which is caught by the crab or claw.
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True to his word, the warrior drew the catch-bolt slightly short of its socket.
Sliding the catch-bolt qui-etly to the side, he stepped within.
The apparatus is kept in its place by what is called a slip-stopper, a sort of catch-bolt or detent, which can be unlocked at pleasure, by merely pulling a trigger.