from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a lock on an exterior door.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a lock on an exterior door


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  • Every guest has his own room and doorlock; but management keeps a master key in some safe place, where no one but trusted hotel employees can get to it.

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  • They flew to disable the entertainment center, dumped it outside in the corridor; switched off the lights and the doorlock for good measure.

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  • He turned and put his wrist to the doorlock and shot out the lock cylinder with the cobalt steel plunger of the cattlegun and opened the door and went in and shut the door behind him.

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  • And eventually another sound: a card in the doorlock, the squeal of hinges.


  • I check the petals for an aroma as I fumble with the doorlock.

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  • A closed door blocked the end, and as they approached it, he took something from his pocket, touched the device to the doorlock.

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  • He grunted only once as he applied his considerable strength, and within moments had overridden the doorlock mechanism through the simple expedient of sheer muscle power.

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  • Several trollies and vacuum cleaners, a doorlock worth R100, an unspecified number of doorhandles, a toilet handle, a shower handle and a toilet seat also went missing.

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  • She glanced to her side and took one hand off the wheel to push down the doorlock button.

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  • 'For the return journey I bought a doorlock and a. screw driver, and spent the journey taking it apart, examining the mechanism, picking it with the back off and then picking it fully assembled.

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