spline key

  n.
   a device inserted to position the drive cam relative to the spindle in a combination lock

Locksmith dictionary . 2014.

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  • Spline — Spline, n. 1. A rectangular piece fitting grooves like key seats in a hub and a shaft, so that while the one may slide endwise on the other, both must revolve together; a feather; also, sometimes, a groove to receive such a rectangular piece.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spline (mathematics) — A quadratic spline composed of six polynomial segments. Between point 0 and point 1 a straight line. Between point 1 and point 2 a parabola with second derivative = 4. Between point 2 and point 3 a parabola with second derivative = 2. Between… …   Wikipedia

  • spline — [splʌɪn] noun 1》 a rectangular key fitting into grooves in the hub and shaft of a wheel, especially one formed integrally with the shaft which allows movement of the wheel on the shaft.     ↘a corresponding groove in a hub along which the key may …   English new terms dictionary

  • spline — /splaɪn/ (say spluyn) noun 1. a long, narrow, relatively thin strip of wood, metal, etc.; a slat. 2. a long, flexible strip of wood or the like used in drawing curves. 3. Machinery one of a number of uniformly spaced keys cut into a shaft… …   Australian English dictionary

  • spline — /spluyn/, n., v., splined, splining. n. 1. a long, narrow, thin strip of wood, metal, etc.; slat. 2. a long, flexible strip of wood or the like, used in drawing curves. 3. Mach. a. any of a series of uniformly spaced ridges on a shaft, parallel… …   Universalium

  • spline — n. & v. n. 1 a rectangular key fitting into grooves in the hub and shaft of a wheel and allowing longitudinal play. 2 a slat. 3 a flexible wood or rubber strip used esp. in drawing large curves. v.tr. fit with a spline (sense 1). Etymology: orig …   Useful english dictionary

  • spline — noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1756 1. a thin wood or metal strip used in building construction 2. a key that is fixed to one of two connected mechanical parts and fits into a keyway in the other; also a keyway for such a key 3. a function… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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