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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.
References in classic literature ?
Even to the last, one wretched sylph struggling to save the lock clung to it.
But in spite of this valiant champion of fair ladies in distress, the Baron would not return the lock.
Thus, says the poet, Belinda has no longer need to mourn her lost lock, for it will be famous to the end of time as a bright star among the stars--
At the first stroke--without touching the lock of his door, without setting foot in his room--I had the towel over his face.
He was under lock and key; but the lock and key that kept him in, kept numbers of his troubles out.
When I'm off the lock for good and all, you'll be the Father of the Marshalsea.
The turnkey went off the lock of this world next day.
I should recommend your looking 'em up if you consider 'em game to do anything for you,' said the Deputy Lock.
Well, you know,' said the Deputy Lock, shrugging his shoulders with his hands in his pockets, and shaking his head in a sulkily ominous manner, 'the parish authorities down town will have it out of you, if you go on, you may take your Alfred David.
You might be took with your deadness again, half a mile off--or half of half a quarter, for the matter of that--and then it would be asked, Why did that there honest Deputy Lock, let her go, instead of putting her safe with the Parish?
The robin pleased him so much that he smiled until he looked almost beautiful, and at first Mary had thought that he was even plainer than herself, with his big eyes and heavy locks of hair.
Those locks can all be opened from the inside - you are very imprudent.