Definition of spring lock in US English:

spring lock


  • A type of lock with a spring-loaded bolt that requires a key to open it, as distinct from a deadbolt.

    • ‘Many doors are equipped with simple spring locks.’
    • ‘Now it was a simple matter of sliding the mounting bracket back into the case until the spring locks snapped into place.’
    • ‘Originally, the three small drawers were secured by spring locks released from underneath and accessible through the two locking small drawers below.’


spring lock

/ˈspriNG ˌläk/