heel (of a padlock shackle)

   the part of a padlock shackle which is retained in the case when in the unlocked position

Locksmith dictionary . 2014.

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  • heel & toe locking —   n.    describes a padlock which has locking dogs at both the heel and toe of the shackle …   Locksmith dictionary

  • hinged shackle —   n.    a shackle whose heel is permanently mounted to the padlock case in a manner which allows the shackle to pivot to open …   Locksmith dictionary

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