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loid

[loid]Slang.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to open (a locked door) by sliding a thin piece of celluloid or plastic between the door edge and doorframe to force open a spring lock.
noun
  1. a thin piece of celluloid or plastic so used, as by a burglar.

Origin of loid

First recorded in 1955–60; shortening of celluloid
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  • Loid like an officer and a jintleman—as he is, God bless him—to save a leddy, more betoken your sister, sorr.

    Tales of Trail and Town

    Bret Harte