picklock

noun
pick·​lock | \ ˈpik-ˌläk How to pronounce picklock (audio) \

Definition of picklock

1 : burglar
2 : a tool for picking locks

First Known Use of picklock

1553, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of picklock was in 1553

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“Picklock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/picklock. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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