Meaning of “Yale lock” in the English Dictionary

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"Yale lock" in British English

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Yale locknoun [ C ]

uk /ˈjeɪl ˌlɒk/ us /ˈjeɪl ˌlɑːk/ trademark mainly UK

a type of lock, especially for doors, that is cylinder-shaped and is operated by a flat key:

a Yale lock key

(Definition of “Yale lock” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)