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English Dictionary: turnkey by the DICT Development Group
3 results for turnkey
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. someone who guards prisoners [syn: prison guard, jailer, jailor, gaoler, screw, turnkey]
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Turnkey \Turn"key`\, n.; pl. {Turnkeys}.
      1. A person who has charge of the keys of a prison, for
            opening and fastening the doors; a warder.
      2. (Dentistry) An instrument with a hinged claw, -- used for
            extracting teeth with a twist.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      A term which describes a system
      (hardware and software) which can be used for a specific
      application without requiring further programming or software
      installation.   The user can just "turn the key" (switch it on)
      and use it.
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