- a ring, usually of metal, for holding keys.
Origin of key ring
First recorded in 1885–90
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Examples from the Web for key ring
Shall we take these keys, and this key-ring and use them faithfully?
And with them goes a key-ring on which these keys must be strung.
And with that he threw the key-ring, and our rings, with all his might, as far as he could into the deep.The Lady From The Sea
"There's a way—" began Smith, feeling in his pockets for his key-ring.The Adventures of a Modest Man
Robert W. Chambers
When they had gone she was seen by Harry to be working with her fingers at her key-ring.This Freedom
A. S. M. Hutchinson