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 for lift lock
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lift \Lift\, n.
     1. Act of lifting; also, that which is lifted.
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     2. The space or distance through which anything is lifted;
        as, a long lift. --Bacon.
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     3. Help; assistance, as by lifting. Hence: A ride in a
        vehicle, given by the vehicle's owner to another person as
        a favor -- usually in "give a lift" or "got a lift"; as,
        to give one a lift in a wagon; Jack gave me a lift into
        town. [Colloq.]
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              The goat gives the fox a lift.        --L'Estrange.
  
     4. That by means of which a person or thing lifts or is
        lifted; as:
        (a) A hoisting machine; an elevator; a dumb waiter.
            [Chiefly Brit.]
        (b) An exercising machine.
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     5. A rise; a degree of elevation; as, the lift of a lock in
        canals.
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     6. A lift gate. See Lift gate, below. [Prov. Eng.]
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     7. (Naut.) A rope leading from the masthead to the extremity
        of a yard below; -- used for raising or supporting the end
        of the yard.
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     8. (Mach.) One of the steps of a cone pulley.
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     9. (Shoemaking) A layer of leather in the heel.
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     10. (Horology) That portion of the vibration of a balance
         during which the impulse is given. --Saunier.
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     11. A brightening of the spirits; encouragement; as, the
         campaign workers got a lift from the President's
         endorsement.
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     Dead lift. See under Dead. --Swift.
  
     Lift bridge, a kind of drawbridge, the movable part of
        which is lifted, instead of being drawn aside.
  
     Lift gate, a gate that is opened by lifting.
  
     Lift hammer. See Tilt hammer.
  
     Lift lock, a canal lock.
  
     Lift pump, a lifting pump.
  
     Lift tenter (Windmills), a governor for regulating the
        speed by adjusting the sails, or for adjusting the action
        of grinding machinery according to the speed.
  
     Lift wall (Canal Lock), the cross wall at the head of the
        lock.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lock \Lock\, n. [AS. loc inclosure, an inclosed place, the
     fastening of a door, fr. l[=u]can to lock, fasten; akin to
     OS. l[=u]kan (in comp.), D. luiken, OHG. l[=u]hhan, Icel.
     l[=u]ka, Goth. l[=u]kan (in comp.); cf. Skr. ruj to break.
     Cf. Locket.]
     1. Anything that fastens; specifically, a fastening, as for a
        door, a lid, a trunk, a drawer, and the like, in which a
        bolt is moved by a key so as to hold or to release the
        thing fastened.
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     2. A fastening together or interlacing; a closing of one
        thing upon another; a state of being fixed or immovable.
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              Albemarle Street closed by a lock of carriages. --De
                                                    Quincey.
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     3. A place from which egress is prevented, as by a lock.
        --Dryden.
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     4. The barrier or works which confine the water of a stream
        or canal.
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     5. An inclosure in a canal with gates at each end, used in
        raising or lowering boats as they pass from one level to
        another; -- called also lift lock.
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     6. That part or apparatus of a firearm by which the charge is
        exploded; as, a matchlock, flintlock, percussion lock,
        etc.
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     7. A device for keeping a wheel from turning.
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     8. A grapple in wrestling. --Milton.
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     Detector lock, a lock containing a contrivance for showing
        whether it as has been tampered with.
  
     Lock bay (Canals), the body of water in a lock chamber.
  
     Lock chamber, the inclosed space between the gates of a
        canal lock.
  
     Lock nut. See Check nut, under Check.
  
     Lock plate, a plate to which the mechanism of a gunlock is
        attached.
  
     Lock rail (Arch.), in ordinary paneled doors, the rail
        nearest the lock.
  
     Lock rand (Masonry), a range of bond stone. --Knight.
  
     Mortise lock, a door lock inserted in a mortise.
  
     Rim lock, a lock fastened to the face of a door, thus
        differing from a mortise lock.
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