latch bolt

latch bolt

[′lach ‚bōlt]
(design engineering)
A self-acting spring bolt with a beveled head.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

latch bolt

simple latch
A spring bolt, one edge of which is beveled; when the door or window to which it is attached is closed, the bolt is forced inward; when in the fully closed position, the bolt springs back into a fixed notch or cavity.
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When a valid access is activated, the silent motor will retract the latch bolt and pushpad to allow ingress.
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In the case of a door latch bolt, a recessed section between the head and the hexagonal collar is formed with a segmental tool with inserts that open and close.
A stainless latch bolt head made by the Presmet Corp.
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When the touch bar is pushed, an internal spring resists the force, preventing the latch bolt from retracting, keeping the door closed, and controlling damage to internal parts.
A gap could allow thieves to pry open the latch bolt with a credit card or similar device.
When a lock is installed, the latch bolt is designed to enter the hole in the door strike.
The pivoting lip, or keeper, holds the latch bolt of the manual door lock in the pocket.