Definition of turnkey in English:


Syllabification: turn·key
Pronunciation: /ˈtərnˌkē

noun (plural turnkeys)

  • A jailer.
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    • 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.


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  • 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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