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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