Skeleton key

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  1. John Magee:

    Oh, this is easy to answer!!
    I am an old school locksmith and in the past locks used wardings to keep them secure. The warding in a lock is just something that stops the key from turning, unless it is cut to the correct shape.
    But it is possible to cut the key to bypass the warding in a whole range of locks. The bypass key is cut very thin and resembles a skeleton. It is the bare bones key! That’s why we call it a skeleton key.

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