latchkey

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noun latch·key \ˈlach-ˌkē\

Definition of latchkey

  1. :  a key to an outside and especially a front door

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First Known Use of latchkey

1825

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LATCHKEY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of latchkey for English Language Learners

  • : a key for opening an outside door

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