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combination lock

noun

Definition of combination lock

  1. :  a lock that can only be opened by using a particular series of numbers of letters



Word by Word Definitions

combinationplay
  1. :  a result or product of combining

    :  an alliance of individuals, corporations, or states united to achieve a social, political, or economic end

    :  two or more persons working as a team

lockplay
  1. :  a tuft, tress, or ringlet of hair

    :  the hair of the head

    :  a cohering bunch (as of wool, cotton, or flax) :  tuft

  1. :  a fastening (as for a door) operated by a key or a combination

    :  the mechanism for exploding the charge or cartridge of a firearm

    :  an enclosure (as in a canal) with gates at each end used in raising or lowering boats as they pass from level to level

  1. :  to fasten the lock of

    :  to make fast with or as if with a lock

    :  to fasten in or out or to make secure or inaccessible by or as if by means of locks


COMBINATION LOCK Defined for Kids

combination lock

noun

Definition of combination lock for Students

  1. :  a lock with one or more dials or rings marked usually with numbers which are used to open the lock by moving them in a certain order to certain positions




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