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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PICKLOCK

It appears to be a kind of picklock, an open sesame, Tanner—Tawno!

A picklock lay on the floor, which told me how she had gained entrance in the night.

He was so excellent a lawyer, that he was called The Picklock of the Lawe.

Oddly enough the picklock to the captives' minds had been produced by the dolphins.

I know them; I have the key, or the picklock to their minds.

Urgent letters on the subject have just been despatched to his friend Picklock, and to the officer in command at Aden.

The ladies consisted of the amiable Baroness de Villeneuve, Mrs. Picklock, and my aunt.

But it must not be supposed that the life of Picklock Holes was entirely destitute of the domestic joys.

Petit-Jehan and De Cayeux were handy fellows and enjoyed a useful pre-eminence in honour of their doings with the picklock.

Now I could distinctly hear someone fumbling gently at the keyhole, apparently with a picklock.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, from pick (v.) + lock (n.).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PICKLOCK

burglar

nounperson who steals
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.