Turnkey

Definition of Turnkey

Turn´key`   Pronunciation: tûrn´kē`
n.1.A person who has charge of the keys of a prison, for opening and fastening the doors; a warder.
2.(Dentistry) An instrument with a hinged claw, - used for extracting teeth with a twist.
a.1.Of or pertaining to a building, complex device, system, or industrial installation which is sold by a contractor only after it is ready for immediate occupation or use; fully functional and ready for use; - used of complex systems of a type which often require preparation or installation by the user before being capable of functioning as intended; as, a turnkey ethylene production plant; a turnkey apartment building.

Related Words

gaoler, jailer, jailor, keeper, law officer, lawman, peace officer, prison guard, screw
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