Bramah lock


Bram·​ah lock
: a lock in which the tumblers are thin flat notched bars receiving endwise movement from the key instead of the swinging movement of the tumblers of an ordinary lock

Word History


after Joseph Bramah †1814 English engineer, its inventor

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“Bramah lock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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