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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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When selecting locking primitives, you must consider hardware forces imposed from below and design forces imposed from above.
Larger memory latencies favor more complex distributed locking primitives.
First, a half-nut and threaded-tiebar locking system fixes the moving platen to the tiebars.
Its locking mechanism relies on "calipers" to engage the deeply notched tiebars as they project through the stationary platen.

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