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v. lock

Definition of lock in English

To fasten shut, typically with a key.

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n. lock

Definition of lock in English

Mechanical device that securely fastens two components, which is composed of an internal system of obstructing pieces, such as pins or levers, that are exclusively engaged when the corresponding key or keycode is introduced, allowing closure or release.

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n. lock

Definition of lock in English

Portable lock comprised of a shackle which engages the fastened item and is closed by a solid body that houses the locking mechanism.

Synonyms of lock in English

padlock

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n. lock

Definition of lock in English

Enclosure with gates at each end that is built in canals in which vessels travel and is used to raise or lower them between stretches of water on different levels.

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n. lock body

Definition of lock body in English

Rotating body of a lock that houses a series of spring-loaded pins which are activated by the insertion of the correct key, releasing or closing the lock.

Synonyms of lock body in English

cylinder

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n. safety lock

Definition of safety lock in English

Mechanism that prevents the accidental discharge of a firearm.

Synonyms of safety lock in English

safetysafety catchlock