mortise lock

noun

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

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“Mortise lock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mortise%20lock. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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