a lock opened by rotating one or more specially marked dials a given number of times through a particular set of positions in a prescribed order and direction.
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Origin of combination lock
First recorded in 1850–55
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a type of lock that can only be opened when a set of dials releasing the tumblers of the lock are turned to show a specific sequence of numbers
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