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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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The Chief Commissioner Islamabad should make interim arrangements to keep the prisoners in judicial lock ups near Sector G-11.
Total quantity or scope of tender: Description of lock ups to be demolished
ISLAMABAD, September 04, 2010 (Balochistan Times ): Islamabad Police have planned to improve the situation at lock ups and try to address the attitude of prisoners so that they should not become habitual criminals and merge in normal society gently with the commitment not to become part of any criminal activity in future.
He said situation at lock ups would be improved through providing blankets in winter and fans in summer while tiles would be placed at prisons for giving the accused proper place to stay during detention period.