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SKELETON KEY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does skeleton key mean? 

SKELETON KEY (noun)
  The noun SKELETON KEY has 1 sense:

1. a passkey with much of the bit filed away so that it can open different locks

  Familiarity information: SKELETON KEY used as a noun is very rare.


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SKELETON KEY (noun)


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Meaning:

A passkey with much of the bit filed away so that it can open different locks

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("skeleton key" is a kind of...):

master; master key; passe-partout; passkey (key that secures entrance everywhere)


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