picklock

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picklock (plural picklocks)

  1. A device designed to pick locks.
    • 1623 (date of publication), William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure, Act III,
      Marry, sir, he hath offended the law; and, sir, we take him to be a thief too, sir, for we have found upon him, sir, a strange picklock, which we have sent to the deputy.
  2. One who picks locks; a thief.
    • Jeremy Taylor
      A picklock of secrets.

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