Bramah lock

noun Bram·ah lock \ˈbramə-, -ämə-, -ȧmə-\

Definition of Bramah lock

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of bramah lock

after Joseph Bramah †1814 English engineer, its inventor

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to cast off or become cast off

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