noun (plural turnkeys)archaic
- In 1843 the gaol had a governor, two turnkeys and two guards but no matron for female prisoners until 1850 when the second stage of the gaol was completed.
- The turnkeys had a rough time trying to get the crowd to evacuate the building.
- The consequence is that men who are trained to kill have had to become policemen and turnkeys.
Of or involving the provision of a complete product or service that is ready for immediate use: turnkey systems for telecommunications customers
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- Wholesalers now have brands and offer turnkey products.
- This turnkey residence is a superior home in a prime location.
- They are still out there, but are looking for reasonably priced properties in turnkey condition.
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