(also Yale lock)
Definition of Yale in English:
noun[often as modifier] trademark
A type of lock with a latch bolt and a flat key with a serrated edge.
- Their front door was fitted with a Yale lock, two bolts and a security chain.
- The frame itself was nothing short of a battlefield to the indiscriminate slaughter of Yales and Stubbs.
- The front door, on a Yale lock, clicked shut behind them, and they stood together, hunched up, in the recessed doorway.
mid 19th century: named after Linus Yale, Jr., who invented the mechanism it uses.
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