What is lock?

  • (verb): Hold in a locking position.
    Synonyms: interlock, interlace
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on lock, locks:

Ian Jones (rugby Union)
... for the All Blacks and is the most capped lock and formed one of the most famous lock pairings in international rugby, often partnered with Robin Brooke in the All Blacks from 1992 to 1998 ... up for in skill, Jones was picked over physically intimidating locks such as Mark Cooksley who was the tallest All Black ever ... Amazingly for a lock he once scored three tries in a match, against the Waratahs in 1996 ...
Electronic Lock
... An electronic lock (more precisely an electric lock) is a locking device which operates by means of electric current ... Electric locks are sometimes stand-alone with an electronic control assembly mounted directly to the lock ... More often electric locks are connected to an access control system ...
G. V. Montgomery Lock
... Montgomery Lock (formerly named Lock E) is part of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway (popularly known as the Tenn-Tom) ... It is the northernmost of a series of five locks within the Tenn-Tom referred to as the "Chain of Lakes" or "Canal" section ... The lock has a lift of 30 feet and cost US$30 million ...
Lock - Other Uses
... Lock (surname) Lock of hair, a tuft or small bundle of hair Lock, South Australia, a small town in the centre of the Eyre Peninsula Lock (Saga of the Skolian Empire), a ...
Dalek Empire - Revived Series - Time Lock
... Time the Doctor described the inside of the Time Lock which as being created to stop any entry or exit from the events of the Time War, which Dalek ... In this Lock, Gallifrey is seen with hundreds of Dalek ships destroyed outside the ruined City of the Time Lords ... having become corrupt because of the War, attempt to escape the Lock and recreate Gallifrey ...

More definitions of "lock":

  • (verb): Become rigid or immoveable.
    Example: "The therapist noticed that the patient's knees tended to lock in this exercise"
  • (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.
    Synonyms: lock chamber
  • (verb): Hold fast (in a certain state).
    Example: "He was locked in a laughing fit"
  • (verb): Become engaged or intermeshed with one another.
    Synonyms: interlock
  • (noun): A mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun.
  • (noun): A fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed.
  • (verb): Build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels.
  • (verb): Fasten with a lock.
    Example: "Lock the bike to the fence"
  • (noun): Any wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent's body is twisted or pressured.
  • (verb): Pass by means through a lock in a waterway.
  • (noun): A restraint incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key.
    Synonyms: ignition lock

Famous quotes containing the word lock:

    Nae living man I’ll love again,
    Since that my lovely knight is slain.
    Wi ae lock of his yellow hair
    I’ll chain my heart for evermair.
    —Unknown. The Lament of the Border Widow (l. 25–28)

    They learned to rattle the lock and key
    To give whatever might chance to be,
    Warning and time to be off in flight:
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    There warn’t anybody at the church, except maybe a hog or two, for there warn’t any lock on the door, and hogs likes a puncheon floor in summertime because it’s cool. If you notice, most folks don’t go to church only when they’ve got to; but a hog is different.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)