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latchkey

Syllabification: latch·key
Pronunciation: /ˈlaCHˌkē
 
/

Definition of latchkey in English:

noun (plural latchkeys)

A key of an outer door of a house.
Example sentences
  • Keoch declined the offer, wishing to be with his family, but offered to drop the others off at the tavern before going home, and passed Rhyll a latchkey to his house, so they could return when they wished.
  • In the early 1920s, I and my elder sister Lettice went to a ball most nights and were not allowed latchkeys.
  • What bugs me like a flea pancake - aside from the strange latchkey hanging from her belt loop - is the number of necklaces ringing her nape, one of which is so long that it swings down between her thighs.

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