Definition of keyway in English:


Syllabification: key·way
Pronunciation: /ˈkēˌwā


  • 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.
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    • 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.

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