Reversible lock
Reversible Re*vers"i*ble, a. [Cf. F. r['e]versible revertible, reversionary.] 1. Capable of being reversed; as, a chair or seat having a reversible back; a reversible judgment or sentence. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, having a pattern or finished surface on both sides, so that either may be used; -- said of fabrics. [1913 Webster]

{Reversible lock}, a lock that may be applied to a door opening in either direction, or hinged to either jamb.

{Reversible process}. See under {Process}. [1913 Webster]


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