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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 may be mentioned here that earlier IHC had directed PTI to hold protest at designated place and avoid locking down federal capital.
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Users now have the assurance they are locking down their Solaris servers in compliance with these guidelines.
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