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lock horns

Definition of lock horns

  1. :  to disagree about how something should be done :  to fight or argue <They've locked horns (with each other) over this issue a number of times.>



Word by Word Definitions

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

hornplay horns
  1. :  one of the usually paired bony processes that arise from the head of many ungulates and that are found in some extinct mammals and reptiles: as

    :  one of the permanent paired hollow sheaths of keratin usually present in both sexes of cattle and their relatives that function chiefly for defense and arise from a bony core anchored to the skull — see cow illustration

    :  antler


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