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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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Before filing this lawsuit, we tried to work with SDG&E, urging them to voluntarily improve keyway control and security," said Tim Blood.
As a result, Soldiers often stick the cable connector on and twist it back and forth trying to line up the keyways.
Doors can be customized with Corbin Russwin electronic mortise locks, Pyramid high-security cylinders and keyways, HID keypads and card readers, and Rixson heavy-duty asylum pivot hinges.
On either side of the slabs were keyways, grooves that ran most of the length of the slabs.
Fairloc[R] is designed to solve phasing, timing, positioning and frequent removal problems which conventional fastening methods, such as clamps, keyways, pins or set screws cannot properly handle.
Limited Tenders are invited for Procurement Of Jaw Flex Coupling With Finished Bores(15X24) And Keyways.
Private, highly controlled keyways keep unauthorized personnel from breaching the panel, while larger head style and pin provide 30% greater torque strength than standard fasteners.
Because they can fit into existing keyways, they are easy to install and don't require additional hardware or wiring," said Tom Kaika, President of Medeco.
The 19-year-old from Kirkby had been with the Blues since he was seven and signed his first contract at just eight, after being spotted playing for junior league team Keyways.
When you install an adapter, make sure the keyways line up.
These tools create blind, through, and cross-holes as well as keyways.
This saw cuts two 45[degrees] miters and routes the keyways for the Hoffmann fasteners in one operation.