Rim lock
Rim Rim, n. [As. rima, reoma, edge; cf. W. rhim, rhimp, a rim, edge, boundary, termination, Armor, rim. Cf. {Rind}.] 1. The border, edge, or margin of a thing, usually of something circular or curving; as, the rim of a kettle or basin. [1913 Webster]

2. The lower part of the abdomen. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Arch rim} (Phonetics), the line between the gums and the palate.

{Rim-fire cartridge}. (Mil.) See under {Cartridge}.

{Rim lock}. See under {Lock}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Rim lock — Lock Lock, n. [AS. loc inclosure, an inclosed place, the fastening of a door, fr. l[=u]can to lock, fasten; akin to OS. l[=u]kan (in comp.), D. luiken, OHG. l[=u]hhan, Icel. l[=u]ka, Goth. l[=u]kan (in comp.); cf. Skr. ruj to break. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rim lock — noun or rim latch : a lock or latch made to be fastened to the face of a door compare mortise lock * * * a lock nailed or screwed to one face of a door, gate, etc., as opposed to one built into its edge. [1835 45] * * * rim lock noun A lock… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rim lock — A rim lock is a locking device that attaches to the surface of a door. The original type of lock used in England and Ireland it is of a basic design originally of a very stiff lever and a bolt with wards being the block. As wards were outdated in …   Wikipedia

  • rim lock — a lock nailed or screwed to one face of a door, gate, etc., as opposed to one built into its edge. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • rim lock — noun A lock and plate fixed to the surface of a door rather than morticed within the door …   Wiktionary

  • rim lock —   n.    a lock or latch typically mounted on the surface of a door or drawer …   Locksmith dictionary

  • Rim — Rim, n. [As. rima, reoma, edge; cf. W. rhim, rhimp, a rim, edge, boundary, termination, Armor, rim. Cf. {Rind}.] 1. The border, edge, or margin of a thing, usually of something circular or curving; as, the rim of a kettle or basin. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rim-fire cartridge — Rim Rim, n. [As. rima, reoma, edge; cf. W. rhim, rhimp, a rim, edge, boundary, termination, Armor, rim. Cf. {Rind}.] 1. The border, edge, or margin of a thing, usually of something circular or curving; as, the rim of a kettle or basin. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lock — Lock, n. [AS. loc inclosure, an inclosed place, the fastening of a door, fr. l[=u]can to lock, fasten; akin to OS. l[=u]kan (in comp.), D. luiken, OHG. l[=u]hhan, Icel. l[=u]ka, Goth. l[=u]kan (in comp.); cf. Skr. ruj to break. Cf. {Locket}.] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lock bay — Lock Lock, n. [AS. loc inclosure, an inclosed place, the fastening of a door, fr. l[=u]can to lock, fasten; akin to OS. l[=u]kan (in comp.), D. luiken, OHG. l[=u]hhan, Icel. l[=u]ka, Goth. l[=u]kan (in comp.); cf. Skr. ruj to break. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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