lock

a large device that raises or lowers boats between water bodies that are at different levels

Lock

• (n.) Anything that fastens; specifically, a fastening, as for a door, a lid, a trunk, a drawer, and the like, in which a bolt is moved by a key so as to hold or to release the thing fastened. • (n.) A device for keeping a wheel from turning. • (v. t.) To prevent ingress or access to, or exit from, by fastening the lock or locks of;...
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Lock

(As in 'Banker') US term for an almost certain winner. Easy winner.
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lock

(lok) a place, often airtight, where something is sealed in. a device such as a clamp for holding something firmly in place. heparin lock see heparin lock.
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1. Anything that fastens; specifically, a fastening, as for a door, a lid, a trunk, a drawer, and the like, in which a bolt is moved by a key so as to hold or to release the thing fastened. ... 2. A fastening together or interlacing; a closing of one thing upon another; a state of being fixed or immovable. 'Albemarle Street closed by a lock of carr...
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noun enclosure consisting of a section of canal that can be closed to control the water level; used to raise or lower vessels that pass through it
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lock

curl noun a strand or cluster of hair
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Lock

[computer science] In computer science, a lock is a synchronization mechanism for enforcing limits on access to a resource in an environment where there are many threads of execution. A lock is designed to enforce a mutual exclusion concurrency control policy. ==Types== Generally, locks are advisory locks, where each thread cooperates by ac...
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[database] A lock, as a read lock or write lock, is used when multiple users need to access a database concurrently. This prevents data from being corrupted or invalidated when multiple users try to read while others write to the database. Any single user can only modify those database records (that is, items in the database) to which they ...
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[device] A lock is a mechanical or electronic fastening device that is released by a physical object (such as a key, keycard, fingerprint, RFID card, security token etc.), by supplying secret information (such as a keycode or password), or by a combination thereof. == History == === Antiquity === The earliest known lock and key device was d...
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Lock

[firearm] The lock of a firearm is the system used to ignite the propellant. Types of lock include snaplock, matchlock, wheellock, flintlock, modern percussion, rotating bolt, and experimental electronic types. A complete firearm often consists of lock, stock, and barrel. The general mechanism for handling ammunition is known as the firearm...
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Lock

[rugby union] Preset for Template:Track listing. ...
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[Waltz] There are several types of Lock Step in International Standard Waltz. A `lock step` is when the moving foot approaches to the standing foot and crosses in front of or behind it, creating a `check` position. There are several locking steps in Waltz, including the Back Lock, which is a Bronze syllabus figure, the Turning Lock, which i...
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[water transport] A lock is a device for raising and lowering boats between stretches of water of different levels on river and canal waterways. The distinguishing feature of a lock is a fixed chamber in which the water level can be varied; whereas in a caisson lock, a boat lift, or on a canal inclined plane, it is the chamber itself (usual...
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[weapons guidance] I (Grandpafootsoldier) have uploaded this image, Mclintockposter.jpg, here. Though the picture is subject to copyright, I feel it is covered by the U.S. fair use laws for this page alone because: ...
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Lock intransitive verb To become fast, as by means of a lock or by interlacing; as, the door locks close. « When it locked none might through it pass.» Spenser. To lock into , to fit or slide into; as, they lock into each other. Boyle.
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Lock noun [ Anglo-Saxon locc ; akin to Dutch lok , German locke , Old High German loc, Icelandic lokkr , and perhaps to Greek ... to bend, twist.] A tuft of hair; a flock or small quantity of wool, hay, or other like substance; a tress or ringlet of hair. « These gray ...
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Lock

Lock transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Locked ; present participle & verbal noun Locking .] 1. To fasten with a lock, or as with a lock; to make fast; to prevent free movement of; as, to lock a door, a carriage ...
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Lock

A chambered structure on a waterway closed off with gates for the purpose of raising or lowering the water level within the lock chamber so ships, boats, and tugs/barges can move from one elevation to another along the waterway.
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lock

A hand so strong that it's either impossible or at least wholly unlikely that it can lose no matter what comes on the coming streets. Having a lock on the pot means that it's time to figure out how to extract the most money out of the other players.
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Lock

a handful.
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A lock is a device that lifts or lowers boats from one water level to another. Chichester marina has a lock so that boats go in or out even when the tide is high or low.
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Lock

A lock is an appliance used for fastening doors, chests, drawers, etc. A good lock is the master-piece in smithery, and requires much art and delicacy in contriving and varying the wards, springs, bolts, and other parts of which it is composed, so as to adjust them to places where they are serviceable, and to the various occasions of their use. The...
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Lock

A lock is an inclosure in a canal, with gates at each end, used in raising or lowering boats as they pass from one level to another. When a vessel is descending, water is let into the lock until it is on a level with the higher water, and thus permits the vessel to enter; the upper gates of the lock are then closed, and by the lower gates being gra...
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A prophylactic to the redistribution of wealth. Come in many varieties, some useless, others merely hopelessly pathetic, but the better models have been known to deter thieves who have particularly short attention spans. Often ineffectual due to simple user error, particularly so when the cable is locked to something sturdy, like a street sign post...
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