What is a Door Strike?
Definition of Door Strike in Construction The door strike is located on the side of the door that accepts the swinging door when closed. The opposite of the hinged side, the door strike is the actual receptor of the lockset or latchset bolt mechanism that will secure the door closed when the door has hit the door stop. The strike plate is the plate, normally stainless steel or painted metal, that covers the opening in the door jamb that accepts the latching bolt on the hardware set. The door strike side of the door is the opposite side as the hinged side and all the references of the strike and the strike plate will reference this location.