pin tumbler


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Noun1.pin tumbler - cylindrical tumblers consisting of two parts that are held in place by springs; when they are aligned with a key the bolt can be thrown
cylinder lock - a lock in which a cylinder rotates to move a bolt; tumblers are pins; inserting the key lifts and aligns the pins to free the cylinder to rotate
tumbler - a movable obstruction in a lock that must be adjusted to a given position (as by a key) before the bolt can be thrown
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Zylinderschloss
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MD and HD series is stronger than typical pin tumbler keys to resist breakage and damage.
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started the Yale lock company in 1840 inventing the modern pin tumbler mortise lock and padlock.