spring bolt

spring bolt

[′spriŋ ‚bōlt]
(design engineering)
A bolt which must be retracted by pressure and which is shot into place by a spring when the pressure is released.

spring bolt, cabinet lock

A bolt having a beveled face; retracts when subject to pressure and springs back when the pressure is released; is self-acting when the door or drawer is closed.
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Correctional Officer Timothy Davison, 47, died on Wednesday after suffering injuries inflicted with what is known as a "pry bar" or "tray tool," a bar he carried to activate the spring bolt lock that keeps a slot open or closed in a cell door.
But before you check the spring's height, tap the bottom of the spring bolt to make sure it's seated properly.
Both versions support swing bolt, spring bolt, or deadbolt locking actions.
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