Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A contrivance used by lumbermen for fastening logs together in rafting.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. U.S. A contrivance to fasten logs together in rafting; -- used by lumbermen.
- n. the act of confining prisoners to their cells (usually to regain control during a riot)
“Hunt, for instance, was a guard for Christ the King's basketball team and was known as a lock-down defender.”
“You are a prisoner in your expensive home or on lock-down in a smart hotel, and who you are, not to mention what you have to do every minute of every day, is not a decision under your control.”
“In preparation for the protests, police have announced a lock-down of the city center, banning all traffic and erecting metal barricades to prevent protestors from storming the grounds of the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair where Mr. Papandreou will deliver his speech.”
“Mitt Romney is a lock-down cinch to win the Republican presidential nomination and if he's serious about beating Romney in 2012, Barack Obama had better get himself a better stylist.”
“Leading into competition I am on complete media lock-down – I only have a media day that is organised through British Swimming, so literally I am not allowed to talk to anyone in the lead-in to big competitions.”
“The White House has gone into communications lock-down mode before, primarily when it is being heavily -- but legitimately -- criticized and it wants to punish the critics by ceasing all engagement with them for a period of time.”
“And it's not just that they're not hearing the request -- they seem to have gone into one of their characteristic "communications lock-down" modes.”
“By Apple continuing to push its lock-down strategy, it is opposing a trend that exists within its customer-base and developer-base. bunterberg said at 11am on Aug 3rd # | hi Chris – I like the idea of an Apple Über-search that joins loose ends.”
“They would indeed be very nice fits - Shane Battier would be another one of those lock-down defense, lights out shooter types that AI would thrive with.”
“WHAT WENT RIGHT: State continued to get good, lock-down defense from shooting guard Barry Stewart and center Jarvis Varnado, who became Division 1's all-time blocked shots leader in February.”
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Another of my random palavery lists for words or phrases that haven't yet found a place in one or more of my other lists.
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