Definition of turnkey:
roll in the hay, screw, ass, piece of ass, jailer, branded, commercially, screwing, cut-rate, shtup, free, piece of tail, cash-and-carry, screw propeller, nookie, consumable, commercial, custom-built, custom-made, gaoler, custom, shag, jailor, nooky, brand-name, prison guard.
I made some attempt to persuade the latter to give Laura her liberty; but our turnkey is very deaf, and instead of listening to me she ran for some offensive weapon to beat me off the wall: so, once more assuring Laura I would send her immediate aid, and keeping hold of the gate post with my hand, I let myself down and with very little hurt.- "Anna St. Ives", Thomas Holcroft.
- "The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel", Baroness Orczy.
- "The Macdermots of Ballycloran", Anthony Trollope.