from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The hole in a lock into which a key fits.
- n. Basketball The key.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The hole in a lock where the key is inserted and turns
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A hole or apertupe in a door or lock, for receiving a key.
- n. A hole or excavation in beams intended to be joined together, to receive the key which fastens them.
- n. a mortise for a key or cotter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hole or aperture in a door or lock for receiving a key.
- n. In carpentry, a hole or excavation passing through beams intended to be joined together, to receive the key which fastens them.—'
- n. A small piece of water connected with a lake or other larger body; a little lake or bay.
- To strike lengthwise, cutting in the target a hole which resembles a keyhole: said of a bullet in target-shooting.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the hole where a key is inserted
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