Allen key

noun

Definition of Allen key

British

  1. :  a small tool that is used to turn a special type of screw

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a usually metal instrument by which the bolt of a lock is turned

    :  any of various devices having the form or function of such a key

    :  a means of gaining or preventing entrance, possession, or control

  1. :  extremely or crucially important

  1. :  to lock or secure with or as if with a key :  fasten: such as

    :  to secure (something, as a pulley on a shaft) by a key

    :  to finish off (an arch) by inserting a keystone

  1. :  a low island or reef

    :  any of the coral islets off the southern coast of Florida

  1. :  a kilogram especially of marijuana or heroin


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