Definition of skeleton key in English:

skeleton key

Line breaks: skel|eton key


  • A key designed to fit many locks by having the interior of the bit hollowed.
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    • He slid a skeleton key into the lock, and eased the door open.
    • Officer Humphrey put the skeleton key into the lock in order to get the door open.
    • Taking a sharp breath in, she opened the package and found a heart shaped locket key chain with a skeleton key.

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