skeleton key


: a key that is made to open many different locks

Full Definition of SKELETON KEY

:  a key with a large part of the bit filed away to enable it to open low quality locks as a master key

First Known Use of SKELETON KEY



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July 04, 2015
stringent Hear it
rigorous, strict, or severe
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