time lock


: a lock controlled by clockwork to prevent its being opened before a set time

Examples of time lock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Here's why now is the time lock in that rate. CBS News, 17 Oct. 2022 Hari bought a kSafe, a plastic safe with a time lock. Washington Post, 22 Jan. 2022 There Annabel’s father proudly shows off its new state-of-the-art safe, equipped with a special time lock. Washington Post, 8 Sep. 2021 Brazil for the first time locked down a large city, the capital of Maranhão state. Nicole Winfield, Angela Charlton and Chris Blake, Houston Chronicle, 6 May 2020 If my memory of IR rules and my math are both correct, the first time Lock will be eligible to play in a game is against Cleveland on the first weekend in November. Mark Kiszla, The Denver Post, 23 Sep. 2019 Bob's copy of each commitment transaction lets Alice spend her coins immediately but includes a time lock on Bob's coins. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, 4 Feb. 2018 The children spent most of their time locked in their rooms except for limited meals or using the bathroom. Washington Post, 20 June 2018 The Canadiens didn't waste any time locking up Domi, whose entry-level contract is up. John Marshall, chicagotribune.com, 16 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1871, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of time lock was circa 1871

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“Time lock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/time%20lock. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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