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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
univerzální klíč
hovednøgleuniversalnøgle
tolvajkulcs
höfuîlykill
univerzálny kľúč
ana anahtar

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master key

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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.
Police recovered a shotgun and a fake pistol, two mobile phones, a craw bar, four master keys and seven bunches of keys, a gunny bag and a wristwatch.
He said that a team comprising officials of AVLS Sadar Division arrested the accused Babar and Zaheer of Babari vehicle lifting gang and recovered 35 stolen cars with master keys.
SSP Sanhar Zeeshan Shafiq Siddiqui while addressing a press conference on Saturday said that the stealing of the motorcycles through the master keys was on the rise in Sanghar and Shshdadpur due to which several motorcycles were stolen by the culprits.
The police also seized firearms and master keys from the suspects during the raid.
The squad smashed a motorcycle lifting gang from Shahdara area and arrested its two members besides recovering master keys from them.
During the operation, police arrested a criminal namely Ranjha Khan red handed while stealing CD motorcycle model 2017, along with the master keys. The accused was involved in many
During a short two-day trial, the jury of seven men and five women were shown CCTV footage of Mr Vincent in the accommodation office opening a drawer where the master keys are kept and leaving for 20 minutes before returning carrying a silver tablet.
Mumbai, India, April 28, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Master Keys to Success aims to improve the overall quality of people's life by helping them in the process of their self improvement and personal transformation.
The two suspects were reported using master keys to break into cars that were parked in the area and steal items from inside them.
A different document from 2013 revealed that the Australian Signals Directorate had acquired around 1.8 million encrypted master keys, used for protecting private communications from the Telkomsel mobile telephone network in Indonesia.
We explain how to recover all the master keys of Piccolo-80.