1. locking

noun. ['ˈlɑːkɪŋ'] the act of locking something up to protect it.


  • protection


  • insecurity

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Rhymes with Locking

  • restocking
  • undocking
  • stocking
  • socking
  • shocking
  • rocking
  • mocking
  • knocking
  • hocking
  • docking
  • cocking

Sentences with locking

1. Verb, gerund or present participle
Secure the conduit to the body of the switch with the locking nut.

2. Noun, singular or mass
The other part is a round tube that connects the inside lock button to the outside locking mechanism.

Quotes about locking

1. I want to protect innocent people from sin by locking them in cages, where the evil can't get to them.
- Jarod Kintz, There are Two Typos of People in This World: Those Who Can Edit and Those Who Can't

2. She dealt her pretty words like Blades --How glittering they shone --And every One unbared a NerveOr wantoned with a Bone --She never deemed -- she hurt --That -- is not Steel's Affair --A vulgar grimace in the Flesh --How ill the Creatures bear --To Ache is human -- not polite --The Film upon the eyeMortality's old Custom --Just locking up -- to Die.
- Emily Dickinson

2. self-locking

adjective. locking automatically when closed.


  • nonmechanical