Turnkey Definition

tûrnkē
turn-key, turnkeys
noun
turnkeys
A person in charge of the keys of a prison; warder; jailer.
Webster's New World
adjective
That is purchased, installed, etc. completely ready for use or operation.
A turnkey housing project, turnkey computer system.
Webster's New World
Of or relating to something supplied, installed, or purchased in this manner.
A turnkey agreement.
American Heritage
Of or having to do with a business, installation, or system so ready.
A turnkey construction contractor.
Webster's New World
The definition of turnkey is something- especially a house- that is ready for use right away with no additions or modifications needed.
An example of something that would be described as turnkey is a turnkey house, a finished, furnished house.
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verb

To supply a turnkey product; to supply something fully assembled and ready to use.

We can sell you all the parts, or we can turnkey the entire unit.
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other
A business, such as a franchise, that is created by the seller and sold to the buyer who can “turn the key” and begin work without any other preparation. Often project construction or computer installation are services provided by turnkey businesses.
Webster's New World Finance

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Singular:
turnkey
Plural:
turnkeys

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