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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 of rim lock
1835-1845
First recorded in 1835-45
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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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