Definition of picklock in English:

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picklock

Pronunciation: /ˈpɪklɒk/

noun

1A person who picks locks.
Example sentences
  • He was the best picklock in the gang, able to unlock doors and safes in a matter of seconds; and being one of the older members earned him skill in what he did.
  • He was a picklock in the widest sense. Keeping him out of a place he wanted to get into or look into was a remarkably difficult thing to do.
1.1An instrument for picking locks.
Example sentences
  • In fact, Houdini relied on great skill, low cunning, and keeping tiny metal picklocks concealed about his person.
  • The lock of the chain cannot be opened using a picklock.
  • One doesn't want to be seen using a picklock. Now, can you show us the way?

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