locksmith

UK [ˈlɒkˌsmɪθ] / US [ˈlɑkˌsmɪθ] noun [countable]
Word forms "locksmith":
singular locksmith plural locksmiths
someone whose job is to fix locks on doors and windows and to open doors for people who have lost their keys

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • locksmith —   n.    a person with the knowledge and ability to select, install, service and bypass all the components of an electrical or mechanical lock …   Locksmith dictionary

  • Locksmith — Lock smith , n. A person whose occupation is to make, mend, or install locks, or to make keys for locks. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • locksmith — early 13c., from LOCK (Cf. lock) (n.1) + SMITH (Cf. smith) …   Etymology dictionary

  • locksmith — ► NOUN ▪ a person who makes and repairs locks …   English terms dictionary

  • locksmith — [läk′smith΄] n. a person whose work is making or repairing locks and making keys …   English World dictionary

  • locksmith — noun one who studies or practices locksmithing Piccadilly, 12:30 oclock.Just before we reached Fenchurch Street Lord Godalming said to me, Quincey and I will find a locksmith. You had better not come with us in case there should be any difficulty …   Wiktionary

  • locksmith — noun Date: 13th century a person who makes or repairs locks …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • locksmith — locksmithery, n. locksmithing, n. /lok smith /, n. a person who makes or repairs locks and keys. [1200 50; ME loksmith (first attested as surname). See LOCK1, SMITH] * * * …   Universalium

  • locksmith — lock|smith [ˈlɔkˌsmıθ US ˈla:k ] n someone who makes and repairs locks …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • locksmith — lock|smith [ lak,smıθ ] noun count someone whose job is to fix locks on doors and windows and to open doors for people who have lost their keys …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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