inactive leaf

inactive leaf, inactive door

That leaf of a pair of doors which does not contain a lock, and to which the strike plate is fastened to receive the latch or bolt of the active leaf; usually it is fixed in a closed position by bolts at the top and bottom of the door.
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Pedestrian gate (escape route) with automatic floor drive and the inactive leaf found.
Getting the electrical power to the lock can be a problem with door-mounted electric locks, electric exit devices, and electric strikes when used in the inactive leaf of a pair of doors.

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