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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
First recorded in 1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Three butts and a rim lock are fitted on the inside of the door, and the lower panel is filled with matchboarding.

    Rustic Carpentry Paul N. Hasluck

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