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lock

 [lok]
1. a place, often airtight, where something is sealed in.
2. a device such as a clamp for holding something firmly in place.
heparin lock see heparin lock.

lock

(lok),
A device for holding or closing.

lock

Vox populi A device that prevents a particular action or activity. See Bloxham air lock, Heparin lock, Job lock, Vapor lock.

lock

(lok)
1. An enclosing, fastening, or securing device.
2. A mechanism that, when moved, permits or obstructs passage.
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Examples of innovations initially released as OSS/AFS or first widely distributed as OSS/FS include DNS, web servers, the TCP/IP implementations on BSD systems to create internetworks using datagrams, the first spell checker, and the initial implementation of lockless version management.
Amid all the downroar Sir Rodders, a versatile chap, found time to propose a pounds 400m national stadium scheme to save Wembley's celebrated towers and enable Picketts Lockless London to stage the 2005 world athletics championships after all.
Fans will get their first view of the lockless Larsson when he lines up against Aberdeen at Pittodrie tomorrow.