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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

lock

(lok),
A device for holding or closing.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

lock

Vox populi A device that prevents a particular action or activity. See Bloxham air lock, Heparin lock, Job lock, Vapor lock.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

lock

(lok)
1. An enclosing, fastening, or securing device.
2. A mechanism that, when moved, permits or obstructs passage.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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"Locker was well known for his welcoming smile, his wit and humour and above all else, his professionalism.
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"Our approach is definitely to understand how the technology and the consumer behaves within [the Power store]," Frank Bracken, vice president of Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, and Lady Foot Locker told the news outlet.
"The purchase of 12 lockers would alleviate this problem.
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New Delhi [India], Dec 4 ( ANI ): The Income Tax (IT) Department has found that Know-Your-Customer (KYC) of lockers in the Rs 25-crore hawala racket in Chandni Chowk was not done.
There's a growing demand and need for cycle lockers and it is something we are looking at...if there are funds available."
Dallas, TX, August 01, 2018 --(PR.com)-- Hollman Inc., the world's largest manufacturer of sports, fitness and office lockers, worked alongside Georgia Tech Athletics to completely manufacture and install the lockers for the brand-new football facility.
Hidayatullah, the bank guard on night duty was reported to be empowered by the two culprits, who after tying him with a rope, gained access to the lockers and managed to escape with jewellery, cost of which was being estimated by the authorities.
The robbers broke into the locker area on the bank's ground floor and opened 27 of the 200 lockers using gas cutters, according to news reports.
Residents generally react well to locker systems, since they provide round-the-clock accessibility.