from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To lock with two bolts; to fasten with double security.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To fasten with two bolts; secure with double fastenings.
  • To lock by turning the key twice, as in some forms of lock.


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  • The first officer handcuffs Jaime, making sure to double-lock the cuffs.

    The End is Nigh: September 24th | Heretical Ideas Magazine

  • She was about to add, “Be sure to double-lock the door behind me,” but pressed her lips together.

    The Shadow of Your Smile

  • When you start The Sculptor, get ready for an all-nighter, and double-lock your doors!

    New Release – The Sculptor « Dark Whispers

  • At least 15 touch-screen voting machines that produced improbable numbers in Ohio's 2006 statewide election are now under double-lock in an official crime scene.

    Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman: Ohio's Voting Machines Are Now An Official Crime Scene

  • It is not a rich old gentleman, with the gout in his vitals, brushed and got-up once a year to look as vigorous as possible, and brought out for a public airing by the few survivors of a large family of nephews and nieces, who afterwards double-lock the street-door upon the poor relations.

    Speeches: Literary and Social

  • Mabell saw her, tremblingly, and in a hurry, take the key of her chamber-door out of her pocket, and unlock it; and, as soon as she entered, heard her double-lock, bar, and bolt it.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • One night, he was challenged by a man with a pair of double-lock cuffs.

    The Secret Life of Houdini

  • Now, is it me, or does this sound like he is laying the groundwork for the "reform" for which read "abolition of any power that the House of Lords may have to "double-lock" any legislation", i.e. remove any power to oppose the Third Term Reich?

    Archive 2005-08-01

  • Mr McNulty also disclosed that the double-lock "super-affirmative" procedure for parliament to approve the move to compulsory ID cards by which both houses have to vote in favour is flawed.

    Archive 2005-08-01

  • All she wanted to do was go home, double-lock the door, and crawl into bed.

    Dance Of Death


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