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  1. Hand (of a Lock, etc.)

    A term used to indicate the direction of swing or movement, and/or locking security side of a door. 

    Related Categories –
    Locks, Cylinders, Cores, Keyblanks
    Related Terms –
    Handed (Locks, etc.)
  2. Handed (Locks, etc.)

    A term used to indicate that the article is for use only on doors of the designated hand. 

    Related Categories –
    Locks, Cylinders, Cores, Keyblanks
    Related Terms –
    Hand (of a Lock, etc.)
  3. Hasp

    A fastening device consisting of a loop and a slotted hinge plate, normally secured with a padlock. 

    Related Categories –
    Hinges and Pivots
    Related Terms –
    Hinge
  4. Hinge

    Two plates held together by a pin and attached to a door and its frame whereby a door is supported and is enabled to swing or move. 

    Related Categories –
    Hinges and Pivots
    Related Terms –
    Invisible Hinge
    Knuckle
  5. Horizontal Spring Hinge

    A spring hinge mortised horizontally into the bottom rail of a door and fastened to the floor and head frame with pivots. 

    Related Categories –
    Hinges and Pivots
    Related Terms –
    Hinge
    Invisible Hinge
    Knuckle
  6. Hub

    The part of a lock through which the spindle passes to actuate the mechanism. 

    Related Categories –
    Locks, Cylinders, Cores, Keyblanks
    Related Terms –
    Knob
    Spindle
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