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[pik-lok] /ˈpɪkˌlɒk/

a person who , , especially a burglar.
a thief.
an instrument for , ; , .
a person who picks locks, esp one who gains unlawful access to premises by this means
an instrument for picking locks

1550s, from pick (v.) + lock (n.).


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