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mortise lock

n
(Building) a lock set into a mortise in a door so that the mechanism of the lock is enclosed by the door

mor′tise lock`


n.
a lock housed within a mortise in a door, so that the lock mechanism is covered on both sides.
[1770–80]

mortise lock

dead bolt
Translations

mortise lock

n(Ein)steckschloss nt

mortise lock

nserratura incastrata
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For maximum protection, ensure external timber doors are secured with a mortice lock and/or nightlatch that meets British Standard BS3621.
Damage was caused to a mortice lock but the suspect failed to gain entry.
He turned the key in the new five-lever mortice lock, yanked open the door.
When shopping for a mortice lock, you'll see that some offer more security than others, so buy the most secure you can afford.
Where I come from, personal security involves getting a big dog and fitting a mortice lock.
Fit your front and back doors with a good lock - a five lever mortice lock is recommended.
Mrs Lynott's nephew, Danny, who broke in to find the body, said his aunt used the mortice lock, too - without fail.
Doors should be fitted with a five lever mortice lock and all frames, locks and fittings should conform to British Standards.