Definition of keyway in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkēwā/


1A slot cut in a part of a machine or an electrical connector to ensure correct orientation with another part that is fitted with a key.
Example sentences
  • They rebuild engines and transmissions, work on air conditioning units, repair hydraulics, turn crankshafts, cut keyways, fabricate metal truck boxes, and even extend truck frames.
  • Dowels capture the gears, while keyways align with holes in the spacer.
  • These wheels were purchased preassembled, with keyways already cut into the hubs.
1.1A keyhole for a flat key.

Words that rhyme with keyway

freeway, leeway, seaway

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Syllabification: key·way

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