plate lock

noun

Definition of plate lock

1 : a lock having the outer case of hard wood
2 : a lock whose works are pivoted on a metal plate

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“Plate lock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plate%20lock. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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