lock-n; 7 Senses

Sense Number 1: a security fastener on, e.g, door, drawer, bicycle

Commentary: LOCK[+artifact][+mechanism][+fastener][+security]

The burglar picked the lock on the door in under a minute.
Mary turned the key in the lock to open the trunk.
The drawers on the office cabinets have locks for security.
Tom puts a lock on his bicycle when he leaves it outside at work. (fastener to post)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a strand of hair

Commentary: LOCK[+body][+component][+strand][+hair]

She kept a lock of her true love's hair as a remembrance of him.
Rapunzel let her long golden locks out the window so the prince could climb up them.
Sally's hairstyle is now short curly locks.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun

Commentary: LOCK[+artifact][+mechanism][+detonator]

The solider released the lock on his gun and fired.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: mechanism that controls the water level in a section of canal

Commentary: LOCK[+artifact][+mechanism][+controller][+water_level][+on_canal][+section]

How many locks do you go through on the Panama Canal?
It took about an hour for the water to rise sufficiently for the boat to pass through the lock.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 5: safety restraint on an ignition switch

Commentary: LOCK[+artifact][+mechanism][+restraint][+on_switch][+ignition]

John had to replace the ignition lock on his Camero.
The breathalyzer ignition lock was foiled by having the drunkard's 12-year-old son breath into the device.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 6: a wrestling hold that twists an opponent

Commentary: LOCK[+state][+physical][+configuration][+hold][+wrestling]

Tom's opponent on the wrestling mat had Tom in a lock.
The wrestler escaped the lock that his opponent was attempting on him.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 7: controller of airflow through a passageway, airlock

Commentary: LOCK[+artifact][+mechanism][+controller][+of_airflow][+through_passageway]
NOTE: short for 'airlock'

The astronaut passed through two locks before reaching the door of the spacecraft that opened out into space.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2