[ ded-bohlt ]
/ ˈdɛdˌboʊlt /
a lock bolt that is moved into position by the turning of a knob or key rather than by spring action.
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Also called deadlock.
Words nearby deadbolt
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Example sentences from the Web for deadbolt
She closed the blinds quickly, then went to the door and shot the chain and the deadbolt closed.Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town|Cory Doctorow