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night bolt

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noun
  1. night latch.
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Origin of night bolt

First recorded in 1775–85
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Historical Examples

  • Well, when Pedro opposed their passage and Frank ran out, the two fled, finding the night-bolt off at the street door.

    Boy Scouts in the Canal Zone

    G. Harvey Ralphson