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Latchkey meaning

latchkey - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. key for raising or drawing back a latch or opening an outside door
  2. 2. A key used to raise, or throw back, the latch of a door, esp. a night latch.

latchkey - examples of usage

  1. How often he had let himself in with his latchkey. - "The Come Back", Carolyn Wells.
  2. Involuntarily his hand went to his pocket, where that latchkey even now was,- and hardly knowing what he was doing, he had the key in his hand and was mounting the steps of his old home. - "The Come Back", Carolyn Wells.
  3. He groped his way to the front door, opened it with his latchkey, lit the candle which Sergeant Archelaus had considerately placed at the foot of the stairs, and, climbing them to his bedroom, flung himself on his knees by the bed. - "Major Vigoureux", A. T. Quiller-Couch.
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