Meaning of “deadbolt” in the English Dictionary

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"deadbolt" in British English

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deadboltnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈded.bəʊlt/ us /ˈded.boʊlt/

Examples from literature

  • Natalie closed the door and he heard the deadbolt turn. 
  • She closed the blinds quickly, then went to the door and shot the chain and the deadbolt closed. 

(Definition of “deadbolt” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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