rim lock


a lock nailed or screwed to one face of a door, gate, etc., as opposed to one built into its edge.

Nearby words

  1. rille,
  2. rillet,
  3. rillettes,
  4. rim,
  5. rim lighting,
  6. rim man,
  7. rim-fire,
  8. rima,
  9. rima glottidis,
  10. rima oris

Origin of rim lock

First recorded in 1835–45

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