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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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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.
For security, a two-bolt mortice lock on doors will stop burglars moving freely about your home.
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.
B&Q experts also point out that the familiar Yale cylinder lock, for a long time the standard of door security, needs an additional mortice lock, for proper modern protection.
September 6: Raiders snapped a mortice lock at a house but failed to get inside.
Doors should be fitted with a five lever mortice lock and all frames, locks and fittings should conform to British Standards.
Those skills would stand you in good stead for the rest of your life, saving you the expense of a handyman when you needed to put up shelves, fit a mortice lock or build some fitted wardrobes.