keyway


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keyway

[′kē‚wā]
(design engineering)
An opening in a lock for passage of a flat metal key.
The pocket in the driven element to provide a driving surface for the key.
A groove or channel for a key in any mechanical part. Also known as key seat.
(engineering)
An interlocking channel or groove in a cement or wood joint to provide reinforcement.

keyway

1. The aperture in a lock cylinder which receives the key and closely engages with it throughout its length.
2. A slot used to interlock slabs of masonry walls built at different times.
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h He added: "They start from when this was last repaired, and while there is no firm evidence to definitively say the absence of the keyway happened at Abergele Mobility, the evidence points that it was so.
The keyway was prepared by applying wax separating medium on to the bracket and flowing the inlay wax into it n later separating .
Hidden in a chink in the concrete at the base of the keyway in which the stone is sealed are about a dozen coins.
As a result, Soldiers often stick the cable connector on and twist it back and forth trying to line up the keyways.
The only other direct costs were for the two small sprockets made by a local foundry, the U-bolts, the threaded rod with a loop and the keyway in the rear axle.
With the flexible collet design there is no cam or keyway to line up, no polarizing positions, and no twisted cables to worry about.
Single and dual keyway options allow users to separate different types or voltages of power.
Tenders are invited for keyway pans 16 - 24 gauge - f#3(2-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 1") x 122" length, k-34 recess form metal keyway, with legs and #5 tie bar punching on 30" centers for 6" slab thickness.
The crash happened on the A454 Black Country Route, near the Keyway Junction in Walsall, on Saturday morning.
The hard work paid off when the first test runouts yielded keyway alignments within 0.
Spring engaged friction clutches are made to order with bore and keyway sizes specified by the buyer for shaft sizes from 0.
This design is also said to eliminate difficulties due to inaccuracies when the keyway must be closely machined to fit the key.