lovelock

[ luhv-lok ]

noun
  1. any lock of hair hanging or worn separately from the rest of the hair.

  2. a long, flowing lock or curl dressed separately from the rest of the hair, worn by courtiers, especially in the 17th century.

Origin of lovelock

1
First recorded in 1585–95; love + lock2

Words Nearby lovelock

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How to use lovelock in a sentence

  • The scientist James lovelock named his influential theory of global interconnectedness the Gaia hypothesis after her.

  • Captain lovelock got up as well; Bernard heard him knock over his little gilded chair.

    Confidence | Henry James
  • The lawyers do it for you; and if she goes away with lovelock, nothing will be more simple than for me to have it arranged.

    Confidence | Henry James
  • She plays with Captain lovelock as a child does with a wooden harlequin, she pulls a string and he throws up his arms and legs.

    Confidence | Henry James
  • But she was very much ashamed of you—and so was I; and at last we all sent Captain lovelock after you to bring you back.

    Confidence | Henry James
  • "I am sure Captain lovelock is a very gallant escort," said Mrs. Vivian.

    Confidence | Henry James

British Dictionary definitions for lovelock

lovelock

/ (ˈlʌvˌlɒk) /


noun
  1. a long lock of hair worn on the forehead

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