1) A rare word, for which the OED offers two possible meanings, either a lock in which the works are pivoted on an iron plate or one for an outside door, encased in wood.

The sole example noted was for locks on doors which gave access to local woods: 1446-7 Et in iij seris vocatis platelakes cum ij clavibus emptis pro ij portis in bosco vocato Ryg et j porta in bosco vocato Berkyng, Beverley.

places Beverley
dates 1446-1447

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