Part of speech:
(Engineering) Any intermediate rod or piece for transmitting force or motion, especially a short connecting rod with a bearing at each end; specifically (in steam engines) the slotted bar, or connecting piece, to the opposite ends of which the eccentric rods are jointed, and by means of which the movement of the valve is varied, in a link motion.
To make certain; ensure:
A slender growth resembling a mammalian hair, found on insects and other animals.
enclosure consisting of a section of canal that can be closed to control the water level; used to raise or lower vessels that pass through it
Something, such as a hook, used to attach one thing to another firmly.
place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape
A tuft or ringlet of hair
A fastening for a door or gate, esp. one capable of being worked from either side by means of a lever and consisting of a bar that drops into a notch in a piece attached to the doorjamb or gatepost
A sliding metal bar that positions the cartridge in breechloading rifles, closes the breech, and ejects the spent cartridge.
The definition of a bar is something that is rectangular in shape.
A wire fastener used to secure something else by penetrating and curling.
A hinged metal fastening for a door, window, lid, etc.; esp., a metal piece that fits over a staple and is held in place by a pin or padlock
The definition of a padlock is a detachable lock with a hinged U-shaped hook that goes around the items being locked.
A piece of wood (batten) across the grain of a board end to keep it flat, as in a breadboard.
The definition of a junction is a place where things join or cross.
A physical link, such as by wire or fiber-optic cable, between two or more points in a telecommunications system:
A device for locking
An invention, typically a mechanical object; a tactic or contrivance for the purpose of committing a deception or fraud.
The definition of a fixture is something set firmly in place.
A manner of grasping and holding:
A struggle or contest in which the participants attempt to wrestle with each other by clutching or gripping.
A dense clump, especially of trees or bushes.
Tress is a lock of human hair, especially women's.
(Informal) A considerable number or amount; a lot:
A braid of hair, ribbon, etc.
Fasten is defined as to join one thing to another, or to secure.
To keep in a cage.
To move in a spiral or curved course
To catch, suspend, or connect with a hook.
(Elec.) To bring (a plug and jack) into full, interlocking contact
To lay open; reveal
To close up (an opening) with a wall
To put in jail.
(Archaic) To retain or withhold (payment or property, for example).
To put or keep in prison; jail
To put in a prison or jail.
Jail is defined as to put someone into a place that they can't get out of.
Free means to release or let go.
a restraint incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key
(--- Zool.) Any of the turns in a spiral shell
To lock up; to lock in a safe place
(Informal) To conduct business in an irregular or devious manner:
To connect together (parts of a mechanism, for example) so that the individual parts affect each other in motion or operation.
A movable gate that keeps racehorses in line before the start of a race.
A spinning motion given to a ball when thrown or struck in a specific way.
The definition of a braid is an interweaving of three or more strips of something.
To be in harmony, agreement, or accord
To connect intricately
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