half mortise

   1. adj. pertaining to an installation prep that typically leaves the bolt face plate and a perpendicular surface of the lock visible, with visible surfaces being flush mounted
   2. v. to make a cavity in a door or drawer that is open on the edge and on one side of the door or drawer
   3. adj. pertaining to a locking device designed to fit in a half mortise prep

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