pin tumbler

   usually a cylindrical shaped tumbler. Three types are normally used: bottom pin, master pin and top pin.

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  • pin tumbler — noun cylindrical tumblers consisting of two parts that are held in place by springs; when they are aligned with a key the bolt can be thrown • Syn: ↑pin • Hypernyms: ↑tumbler • Part Holonyms: ↑cylinder lock * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pin tumbler lock — The pin tumbler lock is a lock mechanism that uses pins of varying lengths to prevent the lock from opening without the correct key. Pin tumblers are most commonly employed in cylinder locks, but may also be found in tubular or radial locks.… …   Wikipedia

  • pin tumbler push key —   (padlock)   n.    a type of padlock that requires pushing the key inward to disengage the shackle after insertion of the key creates a shear line …   Locksmith dictionary

  • Tubular pin tumbler lock — A tubular pin tumbler lock, also known as Ace lock or axial pin tumbler lock or radial lock , is a variety of pin tumbler lock in which 6 8 pins are arranged in a circular pattern, and the corresponding key is tubular or cylindrical in… …   Wikipedia

  • interlocking pin tumbler —   n.    a type of pin tumbler which is designed to be linked together with all other tumblers in its chamber when the cylinder plug is in the locked position …   Locksmith dictionary

  • Tumbler — may refer to:* A part of a lock whose position must be changed by a key in order to release the bolt (see also: pin tumbler lock, tubular pin tumbler lock, and disc tumbler lock) * Flat bottomed glassware and drinkware without a handle, foot, or… …   Wikipedia

  • pin —   v.    to install pin tumblers into a cylinder and/or cylinder plug, see also pin tumbler …   Locksmith dictionary

  • pin kit —   n.    a type of keying kit for a pin tumbler mechanism …   Locksmith dictionary

  • tumbler — [tum′blər] n. 1. an acrobat or gymnast who does somersaults, handsprings, etc. 2. a dog, such as a small greyhound, formerly trained to seize rabbits after attracting their attention by tumbling about acrobatically 3. a kind of pigeon that does… …   English World dictionary

  • tumbler — noun Date: 14th century 1. one that tumbles: as a. one who performs tumbling feats ; acrobat b. any of various domestic pigeons that tumble or somersault backward in flight or on the ground 2. a drinking glass without foot or stem and originally… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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