Deadlatch
Deadlatch Dead"latch`, n. A kind of latch whose bolt may be so locked by a detent that it can not be opened from the inside by the handle, or from the outside by the latch key. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • deadlatch — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a spring bolt latch in which the bolt is deadlocked against end pressure but may be retracted by either the knob or the key …   Useful english dictionary

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  • effective throw —   n.    the distance a deadlatch remains projected when the guard bolt has been engaged and end pressure is applied to the latch …   Locksmith dictionary

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