noun, plural latch·keys.
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Example sentences from the Web for latchkey
They went upstairs without using the lift, and he let her and himself in with his latchkey.The Well-Beloved|Thomas Hardy
Could it be possible that some thief had stolen the latchkey from Knight, and used it when Mrs. Ellsworth's house was robbed?
It made her feel less to blame for her carelessness in the matter of that latchkey.
Still worse was the remembrance of Mrs. Ellsworth's latchkey, the keeping of which had been accidental at first.
The central figure, wearing pince-nez and waving a latchkey, is formidable rather than repellent.Mr. Punch's History of Modern England Vol. IV of IV.|Charles L. Graves
British Dictionary definitions for latchkey
- a supposed freedom from restrictions
- (as modifier)a latchkey existence