As nouns the difference between locking and espagnolette
is that locking
is the act by which something is locked while espagnolette
is a locking device normally mounted on a pair french windows or casement window.
As a verb locking
The act by which something is locked.
* 1862 , Wilkie Collins, No Name
(computing) Using a lock or a mutex to restrict the access to a part of a code to at most one process.
- On the other hand, it was just as probable that these comings and goings, these lockings and unlockings, might be attributable to the existence of some private responsibility, which had unexpectedly intruded itself into the old man's easy existence...
* double-checked locking
a locking device normally mounted on a pair French windows or casement window