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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A lock in which the bolt shoots automatically by means of a spring.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A lock which fastens itself automatically by a spring when the door or lid to which it is attached is shut. Also called latch-lock.

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