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turn·key

 (tûrn′kē′)
n. pl. turn·keys
The keeper of the keys in a prison; a jailer.
adj.
1. Supplied, installed, or purchased in a condition ready for immediate use, occupation, or operation: a turnkey computer system; a turnkey housing project.
2. Of or relating to something supplied, installed, or purchased in this manner: a turnkey agreement.

turnkey

(ˈtɜːnˌkiː)
n
archaic a keeper of the keys, esp in a prison; warder or jailer
adj
(Civil Engineering) denoting a project, as in civil engineering, in which a single contractor has responsibility for the complete job from the start to the time of installation or occupancy

turn•key

(ˈtɜrnˌki)

n., pl. -keys,
adj. n.
1. a person who has charge of the keys of a prison; jailer.
adj.
2. ready for occupancy when turned over to the owner: turnkey housing.
3. fully equipped; ready to go into operation: a turnkey power plant.
[1645–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.turnkey - someone who guards prisonersturnkey - someone who guards prisoners  
keeper - someone in charge of other people; "am I my brother's keeper?"
law officer, lawman, peace officer - an officer of the law

turnkey

noun
A guard or keeper of a prison:
British: warder.
Translations

turnkey

[ˈtɜːnkiː]
A. N
1. (Hist) → llavero m (de una cárcel), carcelero m
2. (Comput) → llave f de seguridad
B. CPD turnkey system N (Comput) → sistema m de seguridad
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