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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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It's a similar tale at Tynecastle with Hearts owner Vladimir Romanov who has locked horns with a whole series of managers - all ultimately shunted out of the door.
The management of the Washington Ballet has again locked horns with its dancers and their union, the American Guild of Musical Artists, over collective bargaining issues.
Last month, the New York Times reported that the two real estate moguls had locked horns over an easement for a converted condominium building at 57 Front St.
companies could use Arica to gain better access to Brazil, a country with which the United States has locked horns frequently on trade.
13 after UFCW employees and Kroger locked horns during contract negotiations.