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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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Bhubaneswar [India], March 15 ( ANI ): Indian Super League (ISL) franchise NorthEast United FC will aim to start the Super Cup qualifier on a positive note when they lock horns with I-League's giant killers Gokulam Kerala FC here on Thursday.
Water buffalo lock horns at festival in Vietnam PICTURES: GETTY IMAGES
Mick Potter's St Helens take on Leeds Rhinos at Knowsley Road, as the grand finalists for the last three years lock horns.
FOOTBALL: Former stars of the Black Country will lock horns on Sunday to raise funds for international charity WaterAid.
This evening's coverage comes from League Two, as the Magpies and the Bees lock horns at Meadow Lane.
However he will be given a reminder of how much he still have to learn today when he and Wenger lock horns at the Stadium of Light.
But the Tannadice boss has stressed there will be no old pals' act on Tuesday when the two lock horns gaffers for the first time when St Johnstone host the Tayside troops.
Welsh Premiership strugglers Cardiff and Newbridge lock horns in a crucial match at the Welfare Ground tonight (7.
Edu is ready to withstand any physical challenge to Arsenal's record-breaking attempt against Manchester United this weekend as the two sides lock horns for the first time since their Old Trafford melee.
Ernie Els and Sergio Garcia will lock horns again at the Nedbank Golf Challenge today in Sun City, South Africa.
PROPERTY developers are set to lock horns over Hollybrook, a large Victorian house in Dublin's Foxrock area which has just come up for sale.
But Brooks also had to lock horns with the two objects of home-state adoration.