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LOCK, n. L. floccus, Eng. lock.

1. Lock, in its primary sense, is any thing that fastens but we now appropriate the word to an instrument composed of a spring, wards, and a bolt of iron or steel, used to fasten doors, chests and the like. The bolt is moved by a key.
2. The part of a musket or fowling-piece or other fire-arm, which contains the pan, trigger, &c.
3. The barrier or works of a canal, which confine the water, consisting of a dam, banks or walls, with two gates or pairs of gates, which may be opened or shut at pleasure.
4. A grapple in wrestling.
5. Any inclosure.
6. A tuft of hair a plexus of wool, hay or other like substance a flock a ringlet of hair.

A lock of hair will draw more than a cable rope.

Lock of water, is the measure equal to the contents of the chamber of the locks by which the consumption of water on a canal is estimated.


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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at av1611.com.
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Lock'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/kjd/l/lock.html.

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