- a lock, as for the door of a bank vault, equipped with a mechanism that makes it impossible to operate the lock within certain hours.
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And money has been taken from it despite the time-lock precautions.
In the same year, 1847, the time-lock was invented by Savage.Invention
Bradley A. Fiske
He hummed an air, and strolled out into the main corridor to stare at the curious dial of the time-lock.Hugo
Unfortunately for them the safe is of the latest London pattern with a time-lock, which I bought when in England last year.Captain Macedoine's Daughter
You see, Mr. Headland, I only use the time-lock when I have money or any special papers in the safe.