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A lock with a device for fixing the bolt immovably to prevent it from being picked.
- ‘There was no sign of forced entry and it is believed that the front door only had one Chubb lock on it.’
- ‘‘The closest thing we have to security is a Chubb sticker on the door,’ said one student.’
- ‘With this kind of success, Chubb went on to become the benchmark in mass-produced locks for 150 years.’
Mid 19th century: named after Charles Chubb (1773–1845), the London locksmith who invented it.
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