ward·​ed | \ ˈwȯr-dəd How to pronounce warded (audio) \

Definition of warded

: provided with a ward a warded lock

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Recent Examples on the Web Keys for warded locks have slots to bypass the wards that allow the key to freely rotate inside the lock. Dan Dubno, Popular Mechanics, 22 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of warded

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Warded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/warded. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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