from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A slot for a key in the hub or shaft of a wheel.
- n. The keyhole of a cylinder lock.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A slot into which a precision attachment (a key) is fitted
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a channel for a key, in the hole of a piece which is keyed to a shaft; an internal key seat; -- called also key seat.
- n. See Key way, under key.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mortise made for the reception of a key; a slot in the round hole of a wheel for the reception of the key whereby the wheel is secured to the shaft.
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The keyway was a situation where those -- that company was bankrupt, but we did introduce some credentialization, if you will, in terms of strengthening the management, as well as the training of the organization, then left to a short term reduction in the number of sales people.
I like to place a keyway in my foundation footers.
According to the online dictionary a spline, _spl_n\ (aka thingy) is "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".
I had a little trouble lining up the keyway, but it finally slipped into place and I tightened it down.
Flecks of chrome fell from the keyway, sticking to the red car door.
He rapped the top three times against the entryway's red-lacquered gates, then inserted the blade into a brass keyway, turned the latch, and pushed the heavy portals aside.
- Woodruff keys can also assume the function of taper sunk keys because - due to their rotatable mounting in the keyway they are able to adapt themselves to the taper in a hub keyway.
The feather key is to be inserted into the shaft keyway, if necessary it has to be pre-worked by filing true to size.
- Putting in and fining of the feather key in the shaft keyway.
In addition, there may be a tapped hole in the centre of the key that enables that the key can be pressed out of the keyway with the help of a screw.
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