cylinder lock definition

  • noun:
    • a lock where a cylinder rotates to move a bolt; tumblers are pins; placing the important thing lifts and aligns the pins to free the cylinder to rotate
    • a lock where a cylinder rotates to move a bolt; tumblers tend to be pins; inserting the main element lifts and aligns the pins to free the cylinder to rotate

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