door latch

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Noun1.door latch - spring-loaded doorlock that can only be opened from the outside with a keydoor latch - spring-loaded doorlock that can only be opened from the outside with a key
lock - a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed
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Harker started to leave, but paused, with his hand on the door latch.
Plaintiffs' experts had found no evidence of any malfunction in the seat belt or door latch.
The automaker is taking this step to fix a faulty door latch.
Two Coppers overcomes a 22-month absence to win the novices' chase at Cheltenham by 20 lengths from Door Latch, with
PETsMART has temporarily removed all Petzazz kennels and carriers from the sales floor to be retrofitted with doors that have a reengineered door latch.
About the size of two small match boxes, the unique system is designed to fit into a vehicle's door latch and prevents the latch from opening during an accident.
The door latch pins for components like the radar filter eventually disappear or break.
Door Latch had been ante-post favourite and the build-up was very exciting as he looked good enough to win a National and it is the race every jockey wants to win.
Door Latch (Josh Gifford), who was pulled up at Sandown 10 days earlier, is to retire.
Brunton Park was runner-up to Forgive 'N' Forget in the 1983 Coral Golden Hurdle final, third to Glyde Court in the 1985 Kim Muir, and fourth to Charter Party in the Ritz Club Chase the following year after he had put up a smart performance to defeat Cybrandian and Door Latch at Ascot.
The SMIF-Pod 300 incorporates several key features, including a rigid, reliable pod door that enables repeatable positioning and reliable operation throughout the life of the product and a door latch mechanism that ensures uniform sealing force around the entire pod door.
Easy-In/Easy-Out(TM) door latch for easy one-handed operation