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rim lock

noun
1.
a lock nailed or screwed to one face of a door, gate, etc., as opposed to one built into its edge.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45
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Examples for rim lock
  • 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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