locksmith

one who studies or practices locksmithing

Piccadilly, 12:30 oclock.Just before we reached Fenchurch Street Lord Godalming said to me, "Quincey and I will find a locksmith. You had better not come with us in case there should be any difficulty. For under the circumstances it wouldnt seem so bad for us to break into an empty house.


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  • locksmith —   n.    a person with the knowledge and ability to select, install, service and bypass all the components of an electrical or mechanical lock …   Locksmith dictionary

  • Locksmith — Lock smith , n. A person whose occupation is to make, mend, or install locks, or to make keys for locks. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • locksmith — early 13c., from LOCK (Cf. lock) (n.1) + SMITH (Cf. smith) …   Etymology dictionary

  • locksmith — ► NOUN ▪ a person who makes and repairs locks …   English terms dictionary

  • locksmith — [läk′smith΄] n. a person whose work is making or repairing locks and making keys …   English World dictionary

  • locksmith — UK [ˈlɒkˌsmɪθ] / US [ˈlɑkˌsmɪθ] noun [countable] Word forms locksmith : singular locksmith plural locksmiths someone whose job is to fix locks on doors and windows and to open doors for people who have lost their keys …   English dictionary

  • locksmith — noun Date: 13th century a person who makes or repairs locks …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • locksmith — locksmithery, n. locksmithing, n. /lok smith /, n. a person who makes or repairs locks and keys. [1200 50; ME loksmith (first attested as surname). See LOCK1, SMITH] * * * …   Universalium

  • locksmith — lock|smith [ˈlɔkˌsmıθ US ˈla:k ] n someone who makes and repairs locks …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • locksmith — lock|smith [ lak,smıθ ] noun count someone whose job is to fix locks on doors and windows and to open doors for people who have lost their keys …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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