noun Date: 1553 1. burglar 2. a tool for picking locks

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  • Picklock — Pick lock , n. 1. An instrument for picking locks. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. One who picks locks; a thief. A picklock of secrets. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • picklock — [pik′läk΄] n. 1. a person, esp. a thief, who picks locks 2. an instrument for picking locks …   English World dictionary

  • picklock — noun A device designed to pick locks. Marry, sir, he hath offended the law; and, sir, we take him to be a thief too, sir, for we have found upon him, sir, a strange picklock, which we have sent to the deputy. Syn: lock pick, pick …   Wiktionary

  • picklock — /pik lok /, n. 1. a person who picks locks, esp. a burglar. 2. a thief. 3. an instrument for picking locks; lock pick. [1545 55; PICK1 + LOCK1] * * * …   Universalium

  • picklock — pick•lock [[t]ˈpɪkˌlɒk[/t]] n. 1) a person who picks locks, esp. a burglar 2) an instrument for picking locks • Etymology: 1545–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • picklock — /ˈpɪklɒk/ (say piklok) noun 1. a person who picks locks. 2. a thief. 3. an instrument for picking locks …   Australian English dictionary

  • picklock — n. 1 a person who picks locks. 2 an instrument for this …   Useful english dictionary

  • German language — German Deutsch Pronunciation [ˈdɔʏtʃ] Spoken in Primarily in German speaking Europe, as a minority language and amongst the German diaspora worldwide …   Wikipedia

  • The Staple of News — is an early Caroline era play, a satire by Ben Jonson. The play was first performed in late 1625 by the King s Men at the Blackfriars Theatre, and first published in 1631. [James Loxley, The Complete Critical Guide to Ben Jonson, London,… …   Wikipedia

  • false key — noun : picklock * * * false key, 1. = picklock. (Cf. ↑picklock) 2. = skeleton key. (Cf. ↑skeleton key) 3. a duplicate key …   Useful english dictionary

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