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[loid] /lɔɪd/ Slang.
verb (used with object)
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.
a thin piece of celluloid or plastic so used, as by a burglar.
Origin of loid
First recorded in 1955-60; shortening of celluloid Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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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.

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  1. To open a locked door by moving the catch with a strip or card of celluloid: The cards could be used to loid any door with a spring latch (1958+)
  2. To burglarize an apartment, building, etc (1960s+)

[fr celluloid]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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