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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 next day, Albertson's and Ralphs stores locked out their employees.
Users must be retrained to operate the lock properly, and new locksmith service techniques must be developed to open a locked container and repair the unit to meet GSA standards.
The tiebar is then locked to the moving platen with an integrated fixing screw.
Cranking the winch counterclockwise (the correct direction) with the cam locks still locked.
The guidelines allow locked exit doors in psychiatric hospitals and intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded (ICF/MR), provided that all locked exit doors are keyed to a master lock and ALL staff carry a key on their person at all times while on duty in the facility.
Once the loan is locked with the lender, instead of logging out of Optimal Blue's product and pricing engine (PPE), the lender can lock the loan directly with AFG without the risk of the market changing and diminishing their return potential.
Ammunition and guns should be stored in different places, preferably with both locked up.