night latch
noun Date: 1854 a door lock having a spring bolt operated from the outside by a key and from the inside by a knob

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  • Night latch — Night Night (n[imac]t), n. [OE. night, niht, AS. neaht, niht; akin to D. nacht, OS. & OHG. naht, G. nacht, Icel. n[=o]tt, Sw. natt, Dan. nat, Goth. nahts, Lith. naktis, Russ. noche, W. nos, Ir. nochd, L. nox, noctis, Gr. ny x, nykto s, Skr. nakta …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • night latch — n. a door latch with a bolt opened from the outside by a key, and from the inside by a knob …   English World dictionary

  • night latch — night′ latch n. bui a door lock operated from the inside by a knob and from the outside by a key • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • night latch — noun doorlock operated by a knob on the inside and a key on the outside • Hypernyms: ↑doorlock * * * noun or night lock : a door lock having a spring bolt operated from the outside by a key and from the inside by a knob * * * a door lock operated …   Useful english dictionary

  • night latch — /ˈnaɪt lætʃ/ (say nuyt lach) noun a spring latch for a door or the like, which when adjusted for use, as at night, prevents the door from being opened from outside except by a key …   Australian English dictionary

  • night latch —   n.    a rim mounted auxiliary latch bolt …   Locksmith dictionary

  • night latch — a door lock operated from the inside by a knob and from the outside by a key. Also called night bolt. [1850 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • Night — (n[imac]t), n. [OE. night, niht, AS. neaht, niht; akin to D. nacht, OS. & OHG. naht, G. nacht, Icel. n[=o]tt, Sw. natt, Dan. nat, Goth. nahts, Lith. naktis, Russ. noche, W. nos, Ir. nochd, L. nox, noctis, Gr. ny x, nykto s, Skr. nakta, nakti.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Night after night — Night Night (n[imac]t), n. [OE. night, niht, AS. neaht, niht; akin to D. nacht, OS. & OHG. naht, G. nacht, Icel. n[=o]tt, Sw. natt, Dan. nat, Goth. nahts, Lith. naktis, Russ. noche, W. nos, Ir. nochd, L. nox, noctis, Gr. ny x, nykto s, Skr. nakta …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Night bird — Night Night (n[imac]t), n. [OE. night, niht, AS. neaht, niht; akin to D. nacht, OS. & OHG. naht, G. nacht, Icel. n[=o]tt, Sw. natt, Dan. nat, Goth. nahts, Lith. naktis, Russ. noche, W. nos, Ir. nochd, L. nox, noctis, Gr. ny x, nykto s, Skr. nakta …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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