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Plate-lok, n. Also: plait(t)-, pleat-, plet-, pleit- and -lokk, -lock(e. Also Plat-lock. [ME. (1365–6) and e.m.E. plate-lock, Plate n.1 1.] A variety of lock, ? one in which the works are attached to a metal plate. 1531–2 M. Works Acc. (ed.) I. 103.
For mending of ane plate lok to the kingis grace chalmer
1553–4 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 346.
For twa quhit plait lokks with thair bands, ryngs, roissis and quhit nellis to the buke almoreis of the queir
1590 Edinb. D. Guild Acc. 402.
Ane new chak plate lock with thre keyis thairto lockand in bayth the sydis with ane scheild & ane boit to the samin
1590 Cart. S. Nich. Aberd. II. 391.
Ane pleit lok
1618 M. Works Acc. (ed.) II. 99.
For making the wark of a plaitt lock new
1624–5 Misc. Spald. C. V. 101.
Plait lock
1633 M. Works Acc. (ed.) II. 320.
For ane dowble plait lock
1646 Aberd. Council Lett. III. 75.
Ane gryt plait lock
1647 Elgin Rec. I. 182.
Pleat locke
1650 Peebles B. Rec. I. 389.
Plait lock
1650 Misc. 3 Spald. C. II. 204.
For 3 locks quhairof ane thairof ane plet lok
1655 Perth Hammermen 104.
Ilk gunner, a worke of a gunne and a whyte plaitlock

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