Cylinder lock

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Cylinder lock

A lock with a central cylinder, which rotates when the key lifts the internal tumblers.

cylinder lock

A door lock in which the locking mechanism is contained in a cylinder that includes the keyhole but is separated from the lock case.
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Another lever tumbler lock was patented by Englishman Jeremiah Chubb in 1818.
Pin tumbler locks have a series of pins of various heights that line up vertically against each other.
Pin tumbler locks with five or more pins offer greater resistance to picking.
Lever tumbler locks are slightly less expensive than pin tumbler locks, offer good security and many key changes.
Most commercial grade locking devices are pin tumbler locks in various configurations.