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Definition of Lock

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.
Lock
Lock 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. Locket.] 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 thing fastened. 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 Quincey. 3. A place from which egress is prevented, as by a lock. --Dryden. 4. The barrier or works which confine the water of a stream or canal. 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, etc. 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 canal lock. Lock nut. See Check nut, under Check. Lock plate, a plate to which the mechanism of a gunlock is attached. 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.
Lock
Lock 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 other. --Boyle.

Meaning of Lock from wikipedia

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- A lock is a device used for raising and lowering boats, ships and other watercraft between stretches of water of different levels on river and canal waterways...
- 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. The...
- has 34 numbered locks starting with Black Rock Lock and ending downstream with the Troy Federal Lock. Both are owned by the federal government. It has...
- A warded lock (also called a ward lock) is a type of lock that uses a set of obstructions, or wards, to prevent the lock from opening unless the correct...
- 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 than...
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