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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 champions had England defender Martin Keown dismissed for locking horns with Ashley Ward and lashing out at Chris Sutton, who is no stranger to controversy at Highbury.
Locking horns with the three private ambulance companies in the county, fire officials repeatedly have proposed training their own paramedics and putting them on their own fire trucks.
With his wife (Tomei) about to give birth, his managing editor (Close) locking horns with him and a rival newspaper trying to lure him over, Hackett is facing more than one crisis in this everyday adventure: this day is going to change his life forever.