from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A key for opening a latch or lock, especially one on an outside door.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A key, especially to an outside door.
- n. A child who is given a key to the home and is expected to remain at home alone (without adult supervision until the parents return from work).
- adj. Equipped with a key; generally in the phrase latchkey child.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A key used to raise, or throw back, the latch of a door, esp. a night latch.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A key used to raise or throw back the latch of a door and allow one to enter from the side on which the knob does not control the latch. See night-key.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. key for raising or drawing back a latch or opening an outside door
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