warded


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia.

ward·ed

 (wôr′dĭd)
adj.
Having notches or ridges. Used of a key or lock.

warded

(ˈwɔːdɪd)
adj
(Mechanical Engineering) (of locks, keys, etc) having wards

ward•ed

(ˈwɔr dɪd)

adj.
having notches, slots, or wards, as in locks.
References in classic literature ?
On such an afternoon some score of members of the High Court of Chancery bar ought to be--as here they are--mistily engaged in one of the ten thousand stages of an endless cause, tripping one another up on slippery precedents, groping knee-deep in technicalities, running their goat-hair and horsehair warded heads against walls of words and making a pretence of equity with serious faces, as players might.