dead bolt
noun Date: circa 1902 a lock bolt that is moved by turning a knob or key without action of a spring

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • dead bolt — noun (C) AmE a strong lock often used on doors; mortice lock BrE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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