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backset

[′bak‚set]
(building construction)
The horizontal distance from the face of a lock or latch to the center of the keyhole, knob, or lock cylinder.

backset

1. The horizontal distance from the face of a lock or latch to the center of the keyhole, knob, or lock cylinder.
2. Same as setback.
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Several sizes and types are available, ranging from a 6" model designed to fit all backsets, deadbolts and key-in-knob locks; up to a 12" latch guard for out-opening narrow stile doors.
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Most new locks are adjustable to fit either backset dimension.
Cap blocks can be positioned with a slight overhang or backset, or set flush with the wall face.
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