time lock
noun Date: circa 1871 a lock controlled by clockwork to prevent its being opened before a set time

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Time lock — Time Time, n.; pl. {Times}. [OE. time, AS. t[=i]ma, akin to t[=i]d time, and to Icel. t[=i]mi, Dan. time an hour, Sw. timme. [root]58. See {Tide}, n.] 1. Duration, considered independently of any system of measurement or any employment of terms… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • time lock — ☆ time lock n. a lock with a mechanism that prevents opening before the set time …   English World dictionary

  • time lock — time′ lock n. mac a lock, as for the door of a bank vault, equipped with a mechanism that makes it impossible to operate within certain hours …   From formal English to slang

  • Time lock — For the 1957 film, see Time Lock A time lock is a locking mechanism commonly found in bank vaults and other high security containers. The time lock is an auxiliary locking mechanism designed to prevent the opening of the safe or vault until the… …   Wikipedia

  • time lock — noun a lock fitted with a device that prevents it from being unlocked until a set time. ↘a device built into a computer program to stop it operating after a certain time. verb (time lock) secure with a time lock …   English new terms dictionary

  • Time Lock — Infobox Film name = Time Lock writer = Arthur Hailey Peter Rogers starring = Robert Beatty Betty McDowall Lee Patterson Vincent Winter Sean Connery director = Gerald Thomas released = 1957 runtime = 73 min. language = English imdb id = 0051084… …   Wikipedia

  • Time Lock — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: Timelock Originaltitel: Timelock Produktionsland: USA Erscheinungsjahr: 1996 Länge: 87 Minuten Originalsprache: Englisch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • time lock — noun a lock, typically in on a door in a bank vault, that cannot be unlocked before a specified time …   Wiktionary

  • time lock — noun : a lock controlled by clockwork to prevent its being unlocked before a set time …   Useful english dictionary

  • time lock — a lock, as for the door of a bank vault, equipped with a mechanism that makes it impossible to operate the lock within certain hours. [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

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