[ loid ]
/ lɔɪd /

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.

Nearby words

  1. logwood,
  2. logy,
  3. lohan,
  4. lohengrin,
  5. loiasis,
  6. loimic,
  7. loin,
  8. loincloth,
  9. loins,
  10. loir-et-cher

Origin of loid

First recorded in 1955–60; shortening of celluloid

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