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K

  1. Keeper

    Synonymous with Strike. 

    Related Categories –
    Electric Strikes, Bolts, Magnets
    Related Terms –
    Electric Strike
    Strike
    Strike Box
  2. Key Change

    The combination of cuts in a key that enable it to operate the lock for which intended. 

    Related Categories –
    Locks, Cylinders, Cores, Keyblanks
  3. Keyway

    The aperture in lock cylinders that receives the key and closely engages with it throughout its length. 

    Related Categories –
    Locks, Cylinders, Cores, Keyblanks
  4. Kick Plate

    A protective plate applied on the lower rail of the door to prevent the door from being marred. 

    Related Categories –
    Hinges and Pivots
  5. Knob

    A projecting handle for operating a lock. 

    Related Categories –
    Locks, Cylinders, Cores, Keyblanks
    Related Terms –
    Hub
    Lever Handle
    Spindle
  6. Knuckle

    The part of a hinge into which the pin is inserted. 

    Related Categories –
    Hinges and Pivots
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