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dead bolt

noun

Simple Definition of dead bolt

  • : a lock with a heavy sliding bar that is moved by turning a knob or key

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dead bolt

  1. :  a lock bolt that is moved by turning a knob or key without action of a spring

Circa 1902

First Known Use of dead bolt

circa 1902

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