lock noun

1 fastening device

ADJ. Chubb, combination, lever, mortise, Yale | door, window

VERB + LOCK fit We had new locks fitted after the burglary. | break, force, pick | turn He turned the lock and pushed the door open.

PHRASES insert/turn the key in the lock, (keep sb/sth) under lock and key Prisoners are kept under lock and key 24 hours a day.

2 small bunch of hair

ADJ. stray She flicked a stray lock of hair off her face. | flowing She had long flowing locks and blue eyes.