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springlock

[ spring-lok ]
/ ˈsprɪŋˌlɒk /
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noun
a lock that fastens automatically by a spring.
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Origin of springlock

First recorded in 1475–85; spring + lock1
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British Dictionary definitions for springlock

spring lock

noun
a type of lock having a spring-loaded bolt, a key being required only to unlock it
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