Definition of Chubb in English:


Line breaks: Chubb
Pronunciation: /tʃʌb


  • A lock with a device for fixing the bolt immovably to prevent it from being picked.
    More example sentences
    • With this kind of success, Chubb went on to become the benchmark in mass-produced locks for 150 years.
    • ‘The closest thing we have to security is a Chubb sticker on the door,’ said one student.
    • There was no sign of forced entry and it is believed that the front door only had one Chubb lock on it.


mid 19th century: named after Charles Chubb (1773–1845), the London locksmith who invented it.

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