passkey

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From pass +‎ key.

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  • (file)

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passkey (plural passkeys)

  1. A key, especially in a hotel, that allows someone in authority to open any door
    • 1974, Lawrence Durrell, Monsieur, Faber & Faber 1992, p. 23:
      Jourdain stood by with a quiet sad smile, holding his passkey in his hand, and giving me time to take it all in.
  2. (computing) A password.
    • 2007, Harold F Tipton, Micki Krause, Information Security Management Handbook
      The router then generates a random numeric passkey and delivers it to the user...

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