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 for Mortise lock
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lock \Lock\, n. [AS. loc inclosure, an inclosed place, the
     fastening of a door, fr. l[=u]can to lock, fasten; akin to
     OS. l[=u]kan (in comp.), D. luiken, OHG. l[=u]hhan, Icel.
     l[=u]ka, Goth. l[=u]kan (in comp.); cf. Skr. ruj to break.
     Cf. Locket.]
     1. Anything that fastens; specifically, a fastening, as for a
        door, a lid, a trunk, a drawer, and the like, in which a
        bolt is moved by a key so as to hold or to release the
        thing fastened.
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     2. A fastening together or interlacing; a closing of one
        thing upon another; a state of being fixed or immovable.
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              Albemarle Street closed by a lock of carriages. --De
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     3. A place from which egress is prevented, as by a lock.
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     4. The barrier or works which confine the water of a stream
        or canal.
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     5. An inclosure in a canal with gates at each end, used in
        raising or lowering boats as they pass from one level to
        another; -- called also lift lock.
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     6. That part or apparatus of a firearm by which the charge is
        exploded; as, a matchlock, flintlock, percussion lock,
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     7. A device for keeping a wheel from turning.
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     8. A grapple in wrestling. --Milton.
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     Detector lock, a lock containing a contrivance for showing
        whether it as has been tampered with.
     Lock bay (Canals), the body of water in a lock chamber.
     Lock chamber, the inclosed space between the gates of a
        canal lock.
     Lock nut. See Check nut, under Check.
     Lock plate, a plate to which the mechanism of a gunlock is
     Lock rail (Arch.), in ordinary paneled doors, the rail
        nearest the lock.
     Lock rand (Masonry), a range of bond stone. --Knight.
     Mortise lock, a door lock inserted in a mortise.
     Rim lock, a lock fastened to the face of a door, thus
        differing from a mortise lock.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mortise \Mor"tise\, n. [F. mortaise; cf. Sp. mortaja, Ar.
     murtazz fixed, or W. mortais, Ir. mortis, moirtis, Gael.
     A cavity cut into a piece of timber, or other material, to
     receive something (as the end of another piece) made to fit
     it, and called a tenon.
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     Mortise and tenon (Carp.), made with a mortise and tenon;
        joined or united by means of a mortise and tenon; -- used
     Mortise joint, a joint made by a mortise and tenon.
     Mortise lock. See under Lock.
     Mortise wheel, a cast-iron wheel, with wooden clogs
        inserted in mortises on its face or edge; -- also called
        mortise gear, and core gear.
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