keyway

noun
key·​way | \ ˈkē-ˌwā How to pronounce keyway (audio) \

Definition of keyway

1 : a groove or channel for a key
2 : the aperture for the key in a lock having a flat metal key

First Known Use of keyway

1835, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Keyway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/keyway. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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