The Professional Locksmith Dictionary – W 2018-09-18T18:38:57+00:00

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wafer tumbler
n. 1. a flat tumbler which must be drawn into the cylinder plug by the proper key so that none of its extremities extends into the shell 2. a flat, usually rectangular tumbler with a gate which must be aligned with a sidebar by the proper key

walk-in vault
n. a vault with a man door and open floor space inside

wall safe
n. a safe installed in a wall so that only the door and a frame is visible

ward
n. a usually stationary obstruction in a lock or cylinder which prevents the entry and/or operation of an incorrect key

ward cut
n. a modification of a key which allows it to bypass a ward

warded
adj. having one or more wards

warded key
n. a key with ward cuts only, typically a bit key, flat steel key or corrugated key

Warnock Hersey
n. an independent testing laboratory

wheel lock
n. 1. a lock which prevents rotation of a wheel, 2. a lock which prevents removal of a wheel

wheel pack
n. an assembly of combination wheels

wheel puller
n. a tool used to remove the steering wheel from a column

wide stile
adj. pertaining to aluminum and hollow metal or wood doors with stiles 5 inches wide or larger

window bug
n. an alarm system component designed to detect breaking glass

wipe tool
n. 1. a device used to decode lever lock combinations by an arc contact with the configured lever/belly characteristic shape, 2. a tool for cleaning the hidden part of an automotive window to facilitate viewing of linkage

witness mark
n. the change in the surface finish of metal resulting from pressure contact, as in impressioning

working trim
n. lock or exit device trim which activates a mechanism

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