Clasp lock
Clasp Clasp, n. 1. An adjustable catch, bent plate, or hook, for holding together two objects or the parts of anything, as the ends of a belt, the covers of a book, etc. [1913 Webster]

2. A close embrace; a throwing of the arms around; a grasping, as with the hand. [1913 Webster]

{Clasp knife}, a large knife, the blade of which folds or shuts into the handle.

{Clasp lock}, a lock which closes or secures itself by means of a spring. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • clasp lock — noun : a self locking spring lock …   Useful english dictionary

  • Clasp — Clasp, n. 1. An adjustable catch, bent plate, or hook, for holding together two objects or the parts of anything, as the ends of a belt, the covers of a book, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. A close embrace; a throwing of the arms around; a grasping, as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clasp knife — Clasp Clasp, n. 1. An adjustable catch, bent plate, or hook, for holding together two objects or the parts of anything, as the ends of a belt, the covers of a book, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. A close embrace; a throwing of the arms around; a grasping …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lock — Lock, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Locked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Locking}.] 1. To fasten with a lock, or as with a lock; to make fast; to prevent free movement of; as, to lock a door, a carriage wheel, a river, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. To prevent ingress or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lock — [n] device that fastens and bars free passage bar, bolt, bond, catch, clamp, clasp, clinch, connection, fastening, fixture, grapple, grip, hasp, hook, junction, latch, link, padlock; concept 499 Ant. key lock [v] fasten, clasp bar, bolt, button,… …   New thesaurus

  • CLASP — index adhere (fasten), cohere (adhere), grapple, lock, shut Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 20 …   Law dictionary

  • lock — I verb arrest, attach, band, bar, barricade, block, blockade, bolt, cage, catch, cement, check, cinch, clasp, close, close fast, condudere, confine, connect, couple, curb, cut off, dam, encircle, enclose, enthrall, entwine, fasten, fuse, glue,… …   Law dictionary

  • lock — I n 1. bolt, latch, hook, holdfast, padlock; hasp, pin, peg, bar; fastener, clasp, securer, clincher. 2. catch, ratchet, pawl, brake; safety, safety catch, safety lock, cutoff; [in a firearm) gunlock, discharger, exploder. 3. sluice, sluice gate …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • lock — I. n. 1. Fastening. 2. Grapple, hug. 3. Enclosure, lock up. 4. Weir guard lock. 5. Lift lock (of a canal). 6. Tuft, tress, ringlet. 7. Tuft, flock, plexus …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • lock — 1. noun the lock on the door Syn: bolt, catch, fastener, clasp, bar, hasp, latch 2. verb 1) he locked the door Syn: bolt, fasten, bar, secure, seal; padlock …   Thesaurus of popular words

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