Reversible lock

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Reversible lock a lock that may be applied to a door opening in either direction, or hinged to either jamb.
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Usage

In literature:

This lock is not reversible, the follower is not bushed, and the inside is rough and cheap.
"Scientific American, Volume 40, No. 13, March 29, 1879" by Various
When the whole line has been "locked" in this way, the players unwind in reverse order, still repeating the verse.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
I begged however for a reversal of her last proceeding; I wanted my door locked sometimes, I said.
"Daisy" by Elizabeth Wetherell
The balance now reverses its motion, is helped by the tooth, is wound up, locks the tooth, and so on.
"How it Works" by Archibald Williams
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In news:

Locke was blazing a meteoric path toward becoming a public school superintendent in his hometown district when suddenly, he decided to reverse course.
Wheel Stud Remover Set feature internal tapered reverse threads that lock onto damaged studs or nuts, so technicians can remove .
Gazze, one of perhaps two dozen martial-arts ronin who spar daily with the champ, mounts Rampage 's back and goes for a Kimura, or reverse shoulder lock, known to traditional judo students as ude-garami.
Add a hint of sass to your outfit with animal print reversible lock bracelets, $21 at Hickory Chicks (1915 Hickory Ave, Suite A, Harahan, 504-324-2454.
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