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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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Mitsubishi Motors has determined that for the vehicles being voluntarily recalled, under conditions of full lock steering and full suspension travel the left or right front wheel-side brake hose may crack, thus resulting in brake fluid leakage, reduction in braking efficiency and illumination of the vehicle's brake warning lamp.
Vibe-free mirrors are fairing mounted, so you'll have to remember the restricted view this gives on full lock in town.
This has partial "lock up" on third gear and full lock up on fourth to minimise power losses, improving both the car's fuel economy and performance.
Power assistance is essential with diesel and automatic transmission versions and make sure the assistance is still operating with the wheel on full lock and the engine just ticking over.
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This winter the team plan to fully replace four full locks and part of two others.