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LOIDING [1 record]

Record 1 2001-12-31

English

Subject field(s)
  • Criminology
DEF

To unlock (a door) with a loid.

OBS

loid: (noun) A strip of celluloid used by a burglar to push back the bolt of a spring lock ...

OBS

... "loiding" a door, using a plastic credit card ("celluloid" was an early type of plastic) to trip the latch and open the door.

OBS

Specifically, shimming a door open is known as "loiding" after the word "celluloid", a material commonly used in this technique.

Key term(s)
  • loiding

French

Domaine(s)
  • Criminologie
OBS

crocheter : Par ext. Forcer (une serrure), ouvrir (une porte) par effraction.

Key term(s)
  • crocheter une serrure avec une carte de plastique
  • forcer une porte avec une carte de plastique

Spanish

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