Definition of keyway in English:

keyway

Syllabification: key·way
Pronunciation: /ˈkēˌwā
 
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noun

1A slot cut in a part of a machine or an electrical connector to ensure correct orientation with another part that is fitted with a key.
More example sentences
  • They rebuild engines and transmissions, work on air conditioning units, repair hydraulics, turn crankshafts, cut keyways, fabricate metal truck boxes, and even extend truck frames.
  • Dowels capture the gears, while keyways align with holes in the spacer.
  • These wheels were purchased preassembled, with keyways already cut into the hubs.
1.1A keyhole for a flat key.

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