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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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Reliance on the keyway for the transmission of torque made it impossible to change the phase relationship of the two shafts.
Prevent bent pins from happening by lining up the keyway on a connector with the key on the connection.
The articulated lorry pushed her BMW a "considerable distance" along The Keyway in Willenhall but is believed to have survived because she was in the front passenger seat, waiting for help to mend a puncture.
A plus sign on the face of the lock cylinder makes it easy to identify SecureKey products, which can be keyed to other Schlage C keyway 5-pin products, making it easy to manage keys with existing locks.
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We believe Colin may have travelled along the Keyway from Wolverhampton and then joined the Black Country Route.
The New Axis keyway cutter eliminates the need for secondary broaching or milling needed to machine keyways or splines in bores down to 1/2" in diameter.
The catalog has a pictorial index and describes a complete line of standard keyway and hole broaches; broach sets available off-the-shelf from industrial distributor stock.
Kwikset Key Control deadbolts differ from traditional pin and tumbler master key deadbolts because they contain two cylinders: one concealed, patented cylinder that is a new and proprietary keyway for added security beyond current master key options, to be used by the property manager, allowing for one key control to all units; and a second cylinder to be used by the tenant, or individual user.
Available in three styles -- even buttline with open keyway, fish-scale and staggered buttline -- Handy Panels are ideal for creating distinctive entries and window accents, dressing up traditional gables and dormers, adding a warm, rustic feel to interior walls and trim, and even making room dividers, kitchen islands, wet bars and planters stand out.
Kwikset's SmartCode with Home Connect products feature the revolutionary SmartKey technology with BumpGuard[TM] protection as the back-up keyway.