Definition of cylinder lock in English:

cylinder lock

Pronunciation /ˈsiləndər läk/ /ˈsɪləndər lɑk/


  • A lock with the keyhole and tumbler mechanism contained in a cylinder.

    ‘Inside a cylinder lock, there is a sort of puzzle, which only the correct key can solve.’
    • ‘Another common type of cylinder lock is the wafer-tumbler lock.’
    • ‘The company announced yesterday that it's offering free product exchanges to customers concerned about the security of their tubular cylinder locks.’
    • ‘When possible, ensure that key-in cylinder locks are protected by a guard to prevent removal.’