any lock of hair hanging or worn separately from the rest of the hair. 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
First recorded in 1585–95; love
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for lovelock
Historical Examples of lovelock
"I am sure Captain Lovelock is a very gallant escort," said Mrs. Vivian.
Captain Lovelock does n't repeat what I tell him; I set him up as a model of discretion.
Captain Lovelock is so modest, you know—in spite of all the success he had in America.
If Captain Lovelock ever boasts that he has had letters from me, you may know it 's an invention.
"It 's no great matter—we have not got to eat them," growled Captain Lovelock.
British Dictionary definitions for lovelock
a long lock of hair worn on the forehead
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