combination lock

  1. 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.

Origin of combination lock

First recorded in1850–55

Words Nearby combination lock Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use combination lock in a sentence

  • 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

combination lock

  1. 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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