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master key

n.
A key that opens every one of a given set of locks. Also called passkey.

master key

n
a key that opens all the locks of a set, the individual keys of which are not interchangeable. Also called: pass key

mas′ter key`


n.
a key that will open a number of different locks, the proper keys of which are not interchangeable.
[1570–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.master key - key that secures entrance everywheremaster key - key that secures entrance everywhere
key - metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated
skeleton key - a passkey with much of the bit filed away so that it can open different locks
Translations
مفتاح عام يَفْتَح كل الأقفال
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hovednøgleuniversalnøgle
tolvajkulcs
höfuîlykill
univerzálny kľúč
ana anahtar

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master

(ˈmaːstə) feminine mistress (ˈmistris) noun
1. a person or thing that commands or controls. I'm master in this house!
2. an owner (of a slave, dog etc). The dog ran to its master.
3. a male teacher. the Maths master.
4. the commander of a merchant ship. the ship's master.
5. a person very skilled in an art, science etc. He's a real master at painting.
6. (with capital) a polite title for a boy, in writing or in speaking. Master John Smith.
adjective
(of a person in a job) fully qualified, skilled and experienced. a master builder/mariner/plumber.
verb
1. to overcome (an opponent, handicap etc). She has mastered her fear of heights.
2. to become skilful in. I don't think I'll ever master arithmetic.
ˈmasterful adjective
showing the power, authority or determination of a master. a masterful man.
ˈmasterfully adverb
ˈmasterfulness noun
ˈmasterly adjective
showing the skill of a master. His handling of the situation was masterly.
ˈmasterliness noun
ˈmastery noun
(usually with over or of) control, great skill or knowledge. We have gained mastery over the enemy.
master key
a key which opens a number of locks.
ˈmastermind noun
the person planning and controlling an undertaking or scheme. He was the mastermind behind the scheme.
verb
to plan (such a scheme). Who masterminded the robbery?
ˈmasterpiece noun
a piece of work or art worthy (to be called the greatest achievement) of a master. He considers this picture his masterpiece.
master stroke
a very clever thing to do. This sudden, unexpected attack was a master stroke.
master switch
a switch for controlling a number of other switches. There is a master switch that controls all the electricity.
master of ceremonies abbreviation ( MC)
a person who announces the various stages of an entertainment, formal social gathering, series of speakers at a dinner etc. The master of ceremonies introduced the speaker.
References in classic literature ?
Half pausing for an instant now and then to smite his pocket and assure himself of the safety of his master key, he hurried on to Barbican, and turning into one of the narrowest of the narrow streets which diverged from that centre, slackened his pace and wiped his heated brow, as if the termination of his walk were near at hand.
The phenomenal growth of WiFi Master Key is perhaps due to its capability to empower anyone to go online via free Internet access, especially in developing and underdeveloped countries.
However, it takes advantage of Apple's design choice to automatically unlock users' keychains when they log into their accounts and store the corresponding master keys in memory for easier access.
Key schedule is a transformation which uses master key (secret key) as an input value in algorithm to produce round keys (subkeys).
I got the idea of stealing the master key of the detention centre from a policeman after one of the inmates was sick and needed to go to the medical centre," he said.
It is not advisable to place a grand master key within the enclosure, as the compromise of this key could be quite expensive if you need a building re-keyed.
BlackBerry is not likely to offer a master key and essentially a server installed in the country would be similar to offering them a master key," Shrimani said.
The Anjuna Police Station was informed about the incident by the hotel staff that had opened her room with a master key when she did not respond to their calls in the evening.
Rita Longbottom was left locked out of her retirement home for several hours - after the live-in warden is said to have refused to use her master key because she had just finished her shift.
The cunning lag used modelling clay to copy the master key, then smuggled the pattern out and had a key cut and returned to him at Ranby Prison, near Retford, Notts.
The thieves used a master key to gain access, then ripped out the wall safe.
The requirements add to the cost and complexity of key management by necessitating longer keys and more hands-on interaction, as manual key loading requires two different employees or technicians to visit each individual ATM to enter parts of the master key.

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