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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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Aruba recently had a case, for example, where a client kept on getting locked out of their system.
"I have been locked out with my family a few times, but I still prefer this system because I don't have to remember to manually lock up every time I go out.
"And to prevent a situation where I get locked out after a vacation, we usually leave the keys with a family member who is staying back when we go on vacation," he added.