shift lock

shift lock
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [shift lok]
    • /ʃɪft lɒk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [shift lok]
    • /ʃɪft lɒk/

Definitions of shift lock words

  • noun shift lock a typewriter or computer key that locks the shift key in depressed position. 1
  • noun shift lock a key on some computer keyboards that when pressed affects the output of other keys, allowing you to type in capital letters or to type certain numbers and symbols without having to hold down the shift key 0

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Origin of shift lock

First appearance:

before 1905
One of the 15% newest English words
First recorded in 1905-10

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Parts of speech for Shift lock


shift lock popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 40% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 60% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

shift lock usage trend in Literature

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