key blank

   any material manufactured to the proper size and configuration which allows its entry into the keyway of a specific locking device. A key blank has not yet been combinated or cut.

Locksmith dictionary . 2014.

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  • Key blank — A key blank (sometimes spelled keyblank) is a key that has not been cut to a specific bitting. The blank has a specific cross sectional profile to match the keyway in a corresponding lock cylinder. Key blanks can be stamped with a manufacturer… …   Wikipedia

  • multiplex key blank —   n.    any key blank which is part of a multiplex key system …   Locksmith dictionary

  • non-original key blank —   n.    any key blank other than an original …   Locksmith dictionary

  • original key blank —   n.    a key blank supplied by the lock manufacturer to fit that manufacturer s specific product …   Locksmith dictionary

  • all-section key blank —   n.    the key section which enters all keyways of a multiplex key system …   Locksmith dictionary

  • multi-section key blank —   n.    a key section which enters more than one, but not all keyways in a multiplex key system …   Locksmith dictionary

  • blank — [blaŋk] adj. [ME < OFr blanc, white < Frank * blank, white, gleaming, akin to OE blanca, white steed < IE * bhleg , to shine: see BLACK] 1. Obs. colorless or white 2. a) not written, recorded, etc. on; not marked; empty [a blank sheet of …   English World dictionary

  • Key (lock) — A cut key A key is an instrument that is used to operate a lock. A typical key consists of two parts: the blade, which slides into the keyway of the lock and distinguishes between different keys, and the bow, which is left protruding so that… …   Wikipedia

  • Blank — Wiktionarypar|blankThere are a number of uses for the word blank:* the URL interpreted by most web browsers as the command to display a blank HTML document *Blank (cartridge) a type of gun cartridge that contains gunpowder but no bullet or shot.… …   Wikipedia

  • blank —   adj.    uncut, see also key blank …   Locksmith dictionary

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