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Meaning of TURNKEY

Pronunciation:  'turn`kee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  someone who guards prisoners
 

TURNKEY is a 7 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: gaoler, jailer, jailor, prison guard, screw
 
 See Also: keeper, law officer, lawman, peace officer

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Turn"key`\, n.; pl. {Turnkeys}.
1. A person who has charge of the keys of a prison, for
   opening and fastening the doors; a warder.

2. (Dentistry) An instrument with a hinged claw, -- used for
   extracting teeth with a twist.

 

 

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