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rim lock

a lock nailed or screwed to one face of a door, gate, etc., as opposed to one built into its edge.
Origin of rim lock
1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Other good security locks, such as the pry-resistant rim lock, are available.
  • Other good security locks such as the jimmy-resistant rim lock are available.
  • The first floor exterior door at the main entrance is a four panel single leaf with a rim lock.

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