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  • adj. locking automatically when closed


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  • Other designs suitable for primary and secondary product packaging include boxes with tuck folds, self-locking bottoms, lids, and two piece telescoping construction.

    How to Use Less Plastic Box Sealing Tape, or None at All

  • Consider a self-locking Dutch door that allows you to pass groceries into the house without letting your toddler out.

    Baby & child weekender: Tips for childproofing your garage

  • Through an exploration of folding materials, MIO has created a functional and efficient eco-friendly structure that is self-locking and hardware free.

    ICFF 2008: Flatpack Origami Table by MIO | Inhabitat

  • ISO 13597: 2000, Aerospace - Inserts, self-locking, with MJ threads, open type, in metallic material, coated or uncoated - Dimensions by ISO TC 20/SC 4

    OpEdNews - Diary: Open Thread; What's On Your Mind?

  • After stowing the shotgun in the self-locking rack on the dashboard, I settled in for what I hoped would be a mistake free night for my first tour of duty.

    April 5th, 2005

  • I am a particular fan of these Robinson self-locking tongs since they only take one hand to release the lock some tongs require the hand not holding the tongs to reach over and press or pull something to unlock them--usually when I use tongs, my other hand is occupied holding a platter, or on good days, a glass of wine.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • If you had this kind of self-locking door, you probably would get in the habit of not bothering with the deadbolt unless you were going away for the weekend.

    The Beekeeper's Apprentice

  • If there are children in the neighborhood and the pool is unfenced or inadequately fenced, the gate is not self-locking and self-closing or is carelessly left open, or the ladder is left where children can reach it, you are likely to be held liable in the event that a trespassing child is injured or drowns in your pool.


  • That means you'll want self-locking gates on your fence, as well as alarms on back door sliders, and even the pool's surface.

    CNN Transcript May 21, 2005

  • That means you'll want self-locking gates on your fence, as well as alarms on back door sliders, and even the pool surface.

    CNN Transcript Jun 25, 2005


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