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A bolt on a lock that shifts only when the key or a small knob on one side of the lock is turned.


1. a locking bolt that is turned by the key rather than a spring
a. a type of lock that utilizes a bolt that has to be turned manually rather than by a spring
b. (as modifier): deadbolt locks.
3. (as modifier): deadbolt locks.



a lock bolt that is moved into position by the turning of a knob or key rather than by spring action.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deadbolt - the part of a lock that is engaged or withdrawn with a keydeadbolt - the part of a lock that is engaged or withdrawn with a key
bar - a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon; "there were bars in the windows to prevent escape"
lock - a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed
safety bolt, safety lock - a bolt that cannot be moved from outside the door or gate


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This annoyance inspired a creative solution: a hidden doorstop at the bottom of the door that acts as a dead bolt, ensuring ease of use and control without an unappealing appearance.
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Grounding these flights of fancy like a dead bolt at the center of the book is the 'specter of human slavery, that wretched blot on the fabric of our history that will not go away