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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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And with victory the world No 73 will now lock horns with former world champion John Parrott today in the next round of qualifying.
MIKAEL FORSSELL believes he would still have had a future at Birmingham even if Mido had joined the club as he prepares to lock horns with the Middlesbrough striker on Teesside today.
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But Merula learned the hard way that he has a long way to go before he can successfully lock horns with his elders.