lift latch


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lift latch, thumb latch

lift latch
A type of door latch which fastens a door by means of a pivoted bar that engages a hook on the doorjamb; a lever which lifts the pivoted bar is used to unfasten the door. Also see Norfolk latch, Suffolk latch, thumb latch.
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