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mortise lock in Daily life topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmortise lockˈmortise lock noun [countable] British English  DTa strong lock that fits into a hole cut in the edge of a door syn dead bolt American English
Examples from the Corpus
mortise lockIt had a mortise lock, a simple keyhole and no key.Fit a five-lever mortise lock to the back door, or supplement the existing lock with a mortise deadlock.