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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A spring lock that can be opened from the inside by turning a knob but from the outside only with a key.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a kind of latch for a door, which is operated from the outside by a key.

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

  • n. doorlock operated by a knob on the inside and a key on the outside

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