verb (used with object)

to open (a locked door) by sliding a thin piece of celluloid or plastic between the door edge and doorframe to force open a spring lock.


a thin piece of celluloid or plastic so used, as by a burglar.

Origin of loid

First recorded in 1955–60; shortening of celluloid
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Historical Examples of loid

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