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Definition of Lock
Lock Lock, n. [AS. locc; akin to D. lok, G. locke, OHG. loc,
Icel. lokkr, and perh. to Gr. ? to bend, twist.]
A tuft of hair; a flock or small quantity of wool, hay, or
other like substance; a tress or ringlet of hair.
These gray locks, the pursuivants of death. --Shak.
LockLock Lock, n. [AS. loc inclosure, an inclosed place, the
fastening of a door, fr. l[=u]can to lock, fasten; akin to
OS. l[=u]kan (in comp.), D. luiken, OHG. l[=u]hhan, Icel.
l?ka, Goth. l[=u]kan (in comp.); cf. Skr. ruj to break. Cf.
1. Anything that fastens; specifically, a fastening, as for a
door, a lid, a trunk, a drawer, and the like, in which a
bolt is moved by a key so as to hold or to release the
2. A fastening together or interlacing; a closing of one
thing upon another; a state of being fixed or immovable.
Albemarle Street closed by a lock of carriages. --De
3. A place from which egress is prevented, as by a lock.
4. The barrier or works which confine the water of a stream
5. An inclosure in a canal with gates at each end, used in
raising or lowering boats as they pass from one level to
another; -- called also lift lock.
6. That part or apparatus of a firearm by which the charge is
exploded; as, a matchlock, flintlock, percussion lock,
7. A device for keeping a wheel from turning.
8. A grapple in wrestling. --Milton.
Detector lock, a lock containing a contrivance for showing
whether it as has been tampered with.
Lock bay (Canals), the body of water in a lock chamber.
Lock chamber, the inclosed space between the gates of a
Lock nut. See Check nut, under Check.
Lock plate, a plate to which the mechanism of a gunlock is
Lock rail (Arch.), in ordinary paneled doors, the rail
nearest the lock.
Lock rand (Masonry), a range of bond stone. --Knight.
Mortise lock, a door lock inserted in a mortise.
Rim lock, a lock fastened to the face of a door, thus
differing from a mortise lock. LockLock Lock, v. i.
To become fast, as by means of a lock or by interlacing; as,
the door locks close.
When it locked none might through it pass. --Spenser.
To lock into, to fit or slide into; as, they lock into each
Meaning of Lock from wikipedia
(security device), a mechanical device
used to secure items
of importance. Lock
(water navigation), a device
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, Somerset, a village
and civil parish
in the United Kingdom
, a former Royal
- A lock
is a device
used for raising
and other watercraft between stretches
of different levels
- Enfield Lock
(No 13) is a lock
on the River
Lee Navigation, in the London Borough
of Enfield. It gives
its name to the surrounding
area of Enfield Lock
- has 34 numbered locks starting
and ending downstream
with the Troy Federal Lock
. Both are owned
by the federal
government. It has...
- A warded lock
a ward lock
) is a type of lock
that uses a set of obstructions, or wards, to prevent
from opening unless
- A control lock
, guard lock
or stop lock differs
from a normal canal lock
in that its primary purpose
is controlling variances
in water level rather
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