deadlatch definition

  • noun:
    • a type of latch whoever bolt may be locked by a detent such that it can't be established from the inside because of the handle, or from the exterior because of the latch-key.
    • A kind of latch whose bolt could be so secured by a detent that it could not be established from inside by the handle, or from outside by the latch-key.
    • A latch which will be held with its destination by a catch, or which the bolt might so secured by a detent it is not raised by the latch-key through the external, nor because of the handle from within.

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