lock

Part of speech: verb

To make fast; shut in or out securely.

Part of speech: verb

To be securely closed; be held fast.

Part of speech: noun

A device to fasten doors, drawers, etc., by means of a key.

Part of speech: noun

A spring mechanism for discharging a firearm.

Part of speech: noun

An enclosure in a canal, with floodgates, to control the water level.

Part of speech: noun

A tuft, as of hair.

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Usage examples "lock":

  1. This man said it would be better to take him back to the last lock, and they began to argue about who should carry him. - "The Untilled Field", George Moore.
  2. " Do show me a lock of her hair," said Fanny, laughing. - "The Claverings", Anthony Trollope.
  3. She could lock her door, of course. - "Leonore Stubbs", L. B. Walford.