English version

mortise lock

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Daily life, Technology
mortise 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.
Pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
Click on the pictures to check.