[ kee-lis ]


  1. lacking a key or keys. key.
  2. requiring no key or keys: key:

    a keyless lock operated by a series of push buttons.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of keyless1

First recorded in 1815–25; key 1 + -less

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Example Sentences

This keyless contraption locks zipper pulls and luggage handles and can fasten your bag to a fixed object.

Along with keyless entry and power-folding mirrors, there’s also a rear-view camera, ambient lighting and wireless charging.

Standard gear includes remote keyless entry and rear parking sensors, as well as automatic braking, blind-spot monitor and lane-departure warning.

As popularity of the technology grows and the cost of acquiring it drops, landlords big and small are looking to install it as a way to increase security or present the property as having the latest upgrades and conveniences like keyless entry.

Two trim levels are available, both with keyless entry, push-button start, heated seats and smartphone integration.

What were then the alternatives before the, premeditatedly (respectively) and inadvertently, keyless couple?

To the Tauk e Kerra,—standing in a dreary waste, lifting its vast, keyless arch helplessly to heaven?

Stem-winder somehow has more life in it, more fancy and vividness, than the literal keyless-watch.

A story which in the beginning is very like "The Keyless Chest."

Also "keylesswatch" to "keyless-watch" to agree with its page references.


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