master key

master key
noun Date: 1577 a key designed to open several different locks

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  • Master key — Master Mas ter (m[.a]s t[ e]r), n. [OE. maistre, maister, OF. maistre, mestre, F. ma[^i]tre, fr. L. magister, orig. a double comparative from the root of magnus great, akin to Gr. me gas. Cf. {Maestro}, {Magister}, {Magistrate}, {Magnitude},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Master key — may refer to: a type of key, see Key (lock) a skeleton key Master Key, a game on the gameshow The Price is Right, see List of The Price Is Right pricing games See also The Master Key (disambiguation) This disambiguation page lists articl …   Wikipedia

  • master key — master keys N COUNT A master key is a key which will open all the locks in a set, even though each lock has its own different key …   English dictionary

  • master key — ► NOUN ▪ a key that opens several locks, each of which also has its own key …   English terms dictionary

  • master key — n a key that will open all the door locks in a building …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • master key — master ,key noun count a key that will open all the doors in a building …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • master key — n. a key that will open every one of a set of locks …   English World dictionary

  • Master Key —   [dt. »Hauptschlüssel«], Schlüssel …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Master Key — This article is about the game from The Price Is Right . For the security key, see master key. Master Key is a pricing game on the American television game show The Price Is Right . Debuting on March 25, 1983, it is played for three prizes – a… …   Wikipedia

  • master key — noun key that secures entrance everywhere • Syn: ↑passkey, ↑passe partout, ↑master • Hypernyms: ↑key • Hyponyms: ↑skeleton key * * * noun, pl ⋯ keys [count] …   Useful english dictionary

  • master key —   n.    1. a key which operates all the master keyed locks or cylinders in a group, each lock or cylinder usually operated by its own change key    2. v. to combinate a group of locks or cylinders such that each is operated by its own change key… …   Locksmith dictionary

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