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  1. keyway(Noun)

    A slot into which a precision attachment (a key) is fitted

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  1. Keyway(noun)

    see Key way, under Key


  1. Keyway

    A keyway is the shaped channel in a lock cylinder into which the key slides to gain access to the lock tumblers. Lock keyway shapes vary widely with lock manufacturer, and many manufacturers have a number of unique profiles requiring a specifically milled key blank to engage the lock's tumblers.

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