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master keynoun [C]

uk   /ˈmɑː.stə ˌkiː/ us   /ˈmæs.tɚ ˌkiː/
a key that can be used to open any of several different locks
(Definition of master key from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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master keynoun [C]

us   /ˈmæs·tər ˈki/
a key that can be used to open a number of different locks
(Definition of master key from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “master key”
in Chinese (Simplified) 万能钥匙…
in Chinese (Traditional) 萬能鎖匙…
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