- adj.pertaining to a device operated by a mechanical key, as opposed to combination, electonics, etc.
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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
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lock — [n] device that fastens and bars free passage bar, bolt, bond, catch, clamp, clasp, clinch, connection, fastening, fixture, grapple, grip, hasp, hook, junction, latch, link, padlock; concept 499 Ant. key lock [v] fasten, clasp bar, bolt, button,… … New thesaurus
key — key1 /kee/, n., pl. keys, adj., v., keyed, keying. n. 1. a small metal instrument specially cut to fit into a lock and move its bolt. 2. any of various devices resembling or functioning as a key: the key of a clock. 3. See key card. 4. something… … Universalium
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Key — /kee/, n. Francis Scott, 1780 1843, U.S. lawyer: author of The Star Spangled Banner. * * * I In music, system of pitches and harmonies generated from a scale of seven tones, one of which is predominantly important. Keys are a basic element of… … Universalium
Lock — The Hebrews usually secured their doors by bars of wood or iron (Isa. 45:2; 1 Kings 4:3). These were the locks originally used, and were opened and shut by large keys applied through an opening in the outside (Judg. 3:24). (See Key.) Lock… … Easton's Bible Dictionary
Lock bumping — is a lock picking technique for opening a pin tumbler lock using a specially crafted bump key . One bump key will work for all locks of the same type.HistoryIn the 1970s, locksmiths in Denmark shared a technique for knocking on a lock cylinder… … Wikipedia
Lock picking — is the act of unlocking a lock by analyzing and manipulating the components of the lock device, without the original key. Although lock picking can be associated with criminal intent, it is an essential skill for a locksmith. Lock picking is the… … Wikipedia
Lock key — Lock is a function that locks part of a keyboard keys depending on the lock settings selected. Most keyboards have three different types of lock functions:*Number Lock ndash; Num Lock *Capital Lock ndash; Caps Lock *Scrolling Lock ndash; Scroll… … Wikipedia