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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How to use combination lock in a sentence
I shifted against him, a combination lock pressed into my back, lockers slamming around us.
Back in the passage, I slammed the leaded vault door to and threw in the combination lock.Greylorn | John Keith Laumer
When they turned the combination lock, he tried to learn the figures and the number of turns they made to the right and left.The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar | Maurice Leblanc
Cortlandt worked the combination lock of the lower entrance, through which they crawled.A Journey in Other Worlds | John Jacob Astor
The safe was old and out of order and the captain had had the combination lock made as simple as possible in consequence.At the Fall of Port Arthur | Edward Stratemeyer
Two broad bands of silver reinforced it at the back and sides, and a little silver combination lock took the place of the keyhole.The Motor Maids' School Days | Katherine Stokes
British Dictionary definitions for combination lock
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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