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double-lock

[duhb-uh l-lok]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to lock with two turns of a key, so that a second bolt is engaged.
  2. to fasten with particular care.

Origin of double-lock

First recorded in 1585–95
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  • Then he left the closet, taking care to double-lock the door.

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  • And with that she blew him a kiss from the threshold of her bedroom, and Rudolf heard her double-lock the door behind her.

  • You will be at liberty to double-lock my study door; you can go to sleep without the slightest fear.

  • The single-lock and double-lock bridges with two and three spans of 15 ft., respectively, are the ones of most utility.

  • I got up, with a shiver, to shut and double-lock it; then I made for the alcove, and went to bed in haste.