lock bay


noun

a broadened section of a canal before the gates of a lock.

Nearby words

  1. lochiometritis,
  2. lochiorrhea,
  3. lochus,
  4. loci,
  5. lock,
  6. lock horns,
  7. lock in,
  8. lock nut,
  9. lock on to,
  10. lock out

Origin of lock bay

First recorded in 1870–75

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