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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: One in charge of the keys in a prison; jailer.
adjective: Relating to a product or service that is supplied ready for immediate use.
From turn + key. Partly from Old English tyrnan/turnian and partly from Anglo-French turner, from Latin tornare (to turn on a lathe), from tornus (lathe), from Greek tornos (lathe). Earliest documented use: noun 1655, adjective 1934.
“The turnkey closed and bolted the barred gate.”
Bernard Cornwell; Gallows Thief; HarperCollins; 2001.
“GE began to offer turnkey contracts to utilities, in which it delivered an entire nuclear plant for a fixed price.”
Nucleardawn; The Economist (London, UK); Sep 8, 2007.
See more usage examples of turnkey in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
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