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[ded-bohlt] /ˈdɛdˌboʊlt/
a lock bolt that is moved into position by the turning of a knob or key rather than by spring action.
Also called deadlock.
Origin of deadbolt
dead + bolt1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • deadbolt locks are only as good as the door and frame they are installed in.
  • May be keyed entry lock with deadbolt, or stand-alone card reader lock.
  • Every door should be secured with a single-cylinder deadbolt lock.
  • It is the same as the single cylinder deadbolt, except the keyway on both sides of the door.
  • Use single deadbolt locks with inside thumb turns wherever possible.
  • Beef up the door or cover and install a deadbolt lock or a strong hasp and padlock.
  • There was conflicting testimony as to whether this deadbolt was usually locked.
  • Any deadbolt must be interlocked with the handle so that it retracts at the same time that the handle is used to open the door.

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