locking locking  /ˈlɑ kɪŋ/


  • (n) the act of locking something up to protect it


  1. Stant Manufacturing, a leading gas-cap maker, has already sold more locking caps in the first six months of this year--some 1.
  2. Such a contract allows companies to hedge positions by locking in prices early.
  3. To break the chains locking the embassy's gates, a female student was given a pair of metal cutters that she could hide beneath her chador.


  1. Bolts sign first-round pick Drouin

    Tampa, FL (Sports Network) - The Tampa Bay Lightning became the first club to sign their first-round selection from last week's draft, locking in Jonathan Drouin on a three-year, entry-level contract.
    on July 6, 2013     Source: WGRZ-TV Buffalo

  2. Chicago adds 25 bike parking corrals

    Ted Eiel, 43, rolled up to North Clark Street’s newest bike corral Friday afternoon announcing to his friend, “Oh nice, they have one of these now. ‘Bout time,” before locking in his bright red bike and heading into an adjacent business. It’s the Chicago Department of Transportation, which announced the addition of more than 25 bike parking corrals for installation this summer, that Eiel has to ...
    on July 5, 2013     Source: Chicago Sun-Times

  3. Google Glass Could Soon Get Device Locking, Music Player And ‘Boutique' App Store, Firmware Reveals

    Google Glass is still a pre-release product that's fairly rough around the edges, compared to a lot of shipping consumer hardware, but new clues (via Slashgear) from the latest firmware update suggest that there are a number of practical additions coming to the device. Those include a Glass app store dubbed "Boutique," which would be a welcome addition for app discovery, as well as a locking ...
    on July 5, 2013     Source: TechCrunch


  1. Obama told reporters on Friday that it would be "presumptuous of me to say now that I'm locking myself into something when I don't even know if the other side is going to agree to it."
    on Feb 16, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: MLive.com

  2. "I was locking and locking and locking," Hamilton said. "It's a shame as the car felt so good this last couple of days, but we haven't had many brake problems this year."
    on Nov 1, 2009 By: Lewis Hamilton Source: New York Times

  3. "I fear that this practice of locking up certain content only for pay-TV subscribers may be a preview of what is to come with respect to TV programing shown on the Internet, particularly in the context of the proposed Comcast/NBC Universal...
    on Feb 26, 2010 By: Herb Kohl Source: Reuters

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untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /