Bramah lock

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

Definition of Bramah 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

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History and Etymology for Bramah lock

after Joseph Bramah †1814 English engineer, its inventor

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“Bramah lock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bramah%20lock. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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