latchkey definition

  • noun:
    • A key for opening a latch or lock, specially one on an outside door.
    • a vital, specifically to an outside door.
    • a kid that is given a vital to your house and is expected to stay in the home alone (without adult guidance through to the parents come back from work).
    • A key familiar with raise, or throw back, the latch of a door, esp. every night latch.
    • an integral always raise or throw back the latch of a door and permit anyone to enter from side on that your knob will not control the latch. See night-key.
    • secret for raising or drawing right back a latch or starting an outside door
  • adjective:
    • Equipped with an integral; typically inside expression latchkey child.

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