night lock

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night latch, night bolt, night lock

An auxiliary lock having a spring latch bolt which functions independently of the regular lock of the door; may be opened by a knob or handle from the inside but only by a key from the outside.
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But union officials and company bosses were last night locked in talks, with ACAS attempting to help them reach a settlement.
Officials from the Treasury and the Financial Services Authority and the Bank of England were last night locked in talks with executives from the bank in a bid to secure its future.
And midfield man Hartley was last night locked in talks with Rangers officials with a view to an Ibrox move.
A HOTEL manager spent the night locked in a small room after a robbery.
The region started the night locked together on 17 points with both the Ospreys and the Scarlets.
Birmingham International Airport bosses and union representatives were last night locked in talks to avert strike action, which could leave Midland holidaymakers stranded during the Christmas holiday period.
Hewitt 46, spent a night locked in a police cell after being held on suspicion of possessing cocaine ( an offence which carries a maximum seven-year jail sentence.
A BRITISH man convicted in Morocco on a dubious drugs charge was last night locked up in the UK after missing out on a mass royal pardon in the north African country.
COUNTRIES were last night locked in debate over whether to press ahead with a new legal climate treaty, as the latest round of UN global warming talks entered their final hours.
It went from an exciting city break to a terrifying night locked in our hotel.
City chairman Peter Ridsdale was last night locked in talks to bring goal king Michael Chopra back to Cardiff for the remainder of the season.