lever tumbler

lever tumbler
a flat metal tumbler in a lever lock
Syn: ↑lever
Hypernyms: ↑tumbler
Part Holonyms: ↑lever lock

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: an internal member of a lock usually of flat sheet metal that is moved by a key to operate the bolt — distinguished from pin tumbler and sliding tumbler

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a flat metal tumbler in a lock.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • lever tumbler — a flat metal tumbler in a lock. * * * …   Universalium

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  • single-acting lever tumbler —   n.    a lever tumbler which must be moved a minimum distance to allow travel of a bolt, but cannot be moved so far as to restrict travel of the bolt …   Locksmith dictionary

  • lever lock — noun a lock whose tumblers are levers that must be raised to a given position so that the bolt can move • Hypernyms: ↑lock • Part Meronyms: ↑lever, ↑lever tumbler …   Useful english dictionary

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  • double-acting lever tumbler —   n.    one that must be lifted a precise amount, neither too little nor too much to allow movement of a bolt …   Locksmith dictionary

  • tumbler — noun Date: 14th century 1. one that tumbles: as a. one who performs tumbling feats ; acrobat b. any of various domestic pigeons that tumble or somersault backward in flight or on the ground 2. a drinking glass without foot or stem and originally… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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