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  • n. A lock situated between an enclosed basin or a canal and the tide water of a harbor or river, when they are on different levels, so that craft can pass either way at all times of the tide

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  • n. a lock situated between an inclosed basin, or a canal, and the tide water of a harbor or river, when they are on different levels, so that craft can pass either way at all times of the tide; -- called also guard lock.

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