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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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For the locksmiths working in these key shops, their experiences are as varied as are the shapes and grooves of the keys they make.
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Craig trained through the Train Locksmiths College in Leigh, near Wigan, and used his resettlement pay from the Army to fund the course and bought the equipment through the college.
Dr Steffan George, development director of The Master Locksmiths Association.
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KEY TO SUCCESS: Locksmith Peter Price, left, with former bomb disposal expert Harry Oldfield, who he has trained up to start his own business
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The bailiff from Birkenhead County Court had attended the property, accompanied by a locksmith, just after 11am.
The reality is there might not be much a locksmith can do.