mortise lock Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “mortise lock” in the English Dictionary

"mortise lock" in British English

See all translations

mortise locknoun [C]

(also mortice lock) uk   us  
a ​lock that is inside the ​edge of a ​door, so that it cannot be ​seen or ​removed when the ​door is ​closed
(Definition of mortise lock from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mortise lock”
in Chinese (Simplified) (嵌入门里的)插锁,嵌锁…
in Chinese (Traditional) (嵌入門裡的)插鎖,暗鎖…
What is the pronunciation of mortise lock?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

float

a large vehicle with a flat surface that is decorated and used in festivals

Word of the Day

PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!
PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!
by Colin McIntosh,
February 09, 2016
New words are entering the language all the time. A few of these are completely new and original coinages, but the vast majority are based on the existing stock of words in some way, for example by using affixes (prefixes and suffixes). These can have the effect of changing the meaning of the

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More