springlock

[ spring-lok ]
/ ˈsprɪŋˌlɒk /

noun

a lock that fastens automatically by a spring.

Nearby words

  1. springing,
  2. springing line,
  3. springingly,
  4. springless,
  5. springlet,
  6. springs,
  7. springsteen,
  8. springsteen, bruce,
  9. springtail,
  10. springtime

Origin of springlock

First recorded in 1475–85; spring + lock1

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British Dictionary definitions for spring lock

spring lock

noun

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