Definition of lock on/onto
- The pilot locked onto the ship and fired a missile.
- The missile locked on the target.
: a tuft, tress, or ringlet of hair
: the hair of the head
: a cohering bunch (as of wool, cotton, or flax) : tuft
: 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
: 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
: to a position on
: in or into a state of awareness about
used as a function word to indicate a set each element of which is the image of at least one element of another set
: mapping elements in such a way that every element in one set is the image of at least one element in another set
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