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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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HURTLING through a forest at 100mph with the steering on full lock and a blizzard obscuring your vision might not sound like fun.
By this stage it was clear that Heat 10 was probably as far as the meeting would go, and Bees put a full lock on the points with a clear 5-1 from Garrity and Stuart Robson over Lawson in Heat 9, moving inside the visiting captain off turn two.
It inherited some excellent features from its predecessor, including the 265bhp in-line six-cylinder engine and Varamatic variable power steering which brought the earlier MKX's rather dead steering to life, altering the ratio from four-and-a-half turns from the straight ahead to two as it approached full lock.
The steering wheel can be turned to almost full lock without the driver needing to remove either hand to change position; providing more control through tight corners and hairpins.
His eyes skip along the road to constantly assess the distance to the next braking point,how much power he needs to urge from the accelerator and how long to hold the hand brake or keep the steering at full lock.
As if you wanted more trouble, the wishbone bushes wore out early, and, because the power steering was driven from the cam-belts, the car was prone to snapping the belts when steering was on full lock. The coupe, in particular, is one of those cars that, while not enjoying commercial success during production, remains a fabled being sought after by collectors.
It uses digital imaging and tracking technology to find your ball, and only needs three visual dimples to achieve a full lock - at which point you can free your ball from its grassy hell.
The inquest heard Mr Murton was standing on the step with his body inside the cab and was asked to turn the wheels full lock one way and then the other.
I did my best but unfortunately his front wing was flattened as I manoeuvred my bus out of the stop on full lock. As far as I'm aware the bus company refused to pay for the damage as the bus lay-by is not part of the public highway.
Wider wheels can hit the inner wheel arch on full lock causing damage to the tyre.