deadbolt deadbolt  /ˈdɛd ˌboʊlt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the part of a lock that is engaged or withdrawn with a key

Usage(s):

  1. A motion detector was activated every time the room was locked, and there were separate deadbolt locks on the back room that housed a computer linked to a mainframe at Petrocelli's .
  2. They put deadbolt locks on all the outside doors, wired a back-room window with a siren, and even bought a third car to park as a decoy in the driveway if they could not avoid .

News

  • How to Replace Door Handles and Change Locks

    Sean Buino of Dad’s Handyman Service showed us how to replace door handles and change the locks on our door in under a half hour. Added security for little cost! Supplies: Lock and deadbolt set Phillips head screwdriver Step-by-Step Disassemble …
    on June 9, 2013     Source: WGN TV Chicago

Quotes

  • "It's like telling someone you can't put a deadbolt on your front door until after you've been burglarized," says Washington state Attorney General Rob McKenna.
    on Jun 13, 2006 By: Rob McKenna Source: USA Today

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