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A person who makes and repairs locks.
- ‘Lock picking is an essential skill for locksmiths because it lets them get past a lock without destroying it.’
- ‘These ranged from gunsmiths to locksmiths, farriers, nailmakers, hoop makers, and shipsmiths.’
- ‘The urban landscapes of Ghana are visually punctuated with signs promoting everything from boutiques, barber shops, and beauty salons to locksmiths, lotto vendors, and communication services.’
- ‘He lived in Howe Crescent, South Melbourne, Australia and was a locksmith and gunmaker who emigrated with his family from Boston, Lincolnshire in 1853.’
- ‘Some insurance companies have links with alarm providers and locksmiths who may offer extra discount on the cost of locks or alarms.’
- ‘He has also called in a locksmith to change the locks on all the remaining vehicles.’
- ‘Bricklayers, locksmiths, carpenters and other skilled workers had their workshops there.’
- ‘Engineers have been working until 11 pm and a locksmith is being used to gain entry to properties where the homeowners are on holiday.’
- ‘A modern version of this, advertised on the internet, is a motorised German device that turns the dial, trying every combination in turn, for use by locksmiths trying to get into a safe whose combination has been lost.’
- ‘One day, when I knew she would be out of the house for hours, I unscrewed my door handle, took it to a locksmith and had keys cut for it so I could lock it when I wasn't there.’
- ‘He immediately ushered his staff from the building while a locksmith changed the locks.’
- ‘The minister of oil and vinegar dispatched a locksmith to change the locks on the Registrar General door, and had the Governor General read the writ of dismissal.’
- ‘He is drawn to the lanes of the city day after day, his camera capturing images of locksmiths, shoemakers, barbers, tailors and residents going about their daily affairs.’
- ‘Indeed, the troops were stupidly instructed to clear the square, and in reply barricades were thrown up by incensed journeymen - cabinet-makers, joiners, tailors, cobblers, and locksmiths.’
- ‘The locksmith last week mentioned a product he sells for people who regularly lock themselves out of their house.’
- ‘In the next section, we'll see how a locksmith goes about picking this sort of lock.’
- ‘Or the day after Lou left for good and Bev hired a locksmith to change the locks.’
- ‘Sunday was spent getting a locksmith in to change the lock, cancelling the cellphone and those sorts of things.’
- ‘For some reason, he was reluctant to force the lock or call in a locksmith.’
- ‘He was a locksmith and mechanical engineer and he had tools.’
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