What is lock?

  • (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
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on lock, locks:

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 ...
Ian Jones (rugby Union)
... He played 79 tests 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 ... he more than made 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 ...
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 fictional sentient machine in the ...
Dalek Empire - Revived Series - Time Lock
... the two part 2009-2010 specials The End of 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 ... In this Lock, Gallifrey is seen with hundreds of Dalek ships destroyed outside the ruined City of the Time Lords ... because of the War, attempt to escape the Lock and recreate Gallifrey ...

More definitions of "lock":

  • (verb): Build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels.
  • (noun): A mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun.
  • (verb): Pass by means through a lock in a waterway.
  • (verb): Become engaged or intermeshed with one another.
    Synonyms: interlock
  • (noun): Any wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent's body is twisted or pressured.
  • (verb): Fasten with a lock.
    Example: "Lock the bike to the fence"
  • (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): Become rigid or immoveable.
    Example: "The therapist noticed that the patient's knees tended to lock in this exercise"
  • (verb): Hold fast (in a certain state).
    Example: "He was locked in a laughing fit"
  • (noun): A fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed.

Famous quotes containing the word lock:

    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)

    Benjamin: Are you always this much afraid of being alone?
    Mrs. Robinson: Yes.
    Benjamin: Well, why can’t you just lock the doors and go to bed?
    Mrs. Robinson: I’m very neurotic.
    Calder Willingham (1923–1995)

    Time, which shows so vacant, indivisible, and divine in its coming, is slit and peddled into trifles and tatters. A door is to be painted, a lock to be repaired. I want wood, or oil, or meal, or salt; the house smokes, or I have a headache; then the tax; and an affair to be transacted with a man without heart or brains; and the stinging recollection of an injurious or very awkward word,—these eat up the hours.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)