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Meaning of "U-lock" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF U-LOCK

U-lock  [ˈjuːlɒk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF U-LOCK

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U-Lock is a noun.
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WHAT DOES U-LOCK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

U-lock

Bicycle lock

A bicycle lock is a security device used to deter bicycle theft, generally by fastening the bicycle to a fixed object, e.g., a bike rack. An inherent challenge to bicycle theft prevention is the detatchability of the wheels from the frame. Unless both wheels and frame are secured, wheels can be removed separately. An optimal locking method will secure the frame as well as both wheels — either to a fixed object or to each other. Locking devices vary in size and security; the most secure tending to be the largest, heaviest and least portable. Lesser equipment is used to deter attempts by less skilled and determined thieves. Thus like other security equipment, bicycle locks must compromise between security, portability and cost. Some are made of particularly expensive materials chosen for their acceptable strength and low density. An alternate defense is the provision of bicycle lockers in which the whole bicycle is locked. This also safeguards equipment such as lamps, tools, spare tubes etc., against all but the most industrious thief, or one equipped with heavy equipment or power tools.

Definition of U-lock in the English dictionary

The definition of U-lock in the dictionary is a lock, consisting of a strong metal U-shaped ring, that is used to secure a bicycle to a post or rack.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH U-LOCK


bloc
blɒk
Bloch
blɒk
block
blɒk
Blok
blɒk
carlock
ˈkɑːlɒk
charlock
ˈtʃɑːlɒk
clock
klɒk
D-lock
ˈdiːlɒk
flock
flɒk
Glock
ɡlɒk
lock
lɒk
Locke
lɒk
o´clock
əˈklɒk
overclock
ˌəʊvəˈklɒk
overlock
ˈəʊvəˌlɒk
sherlock
ˈʃɜːˌlɒk
unblock
ʌnˈblɒk
unlock
ʌnˈlɒk
Walach
ˈwɑːlɒk
warlock
ˈwɔːˌlɒk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE U-LOCK

U bolt
U Thant
U-bend
U-boat
U-shaped
U-shaped valley
U-turn
U.
u.c.
u.s.
U.S.A.
U/S
U2
U4E
ua
UAE
uakari
UAM
UAR
UART

WORDS THAT END LIKE U-LOCK

a chip off the old block
alarm clock
around the clock
born out of wedlock
building block
bullock
child lock
deadlock
digital clock
double-lock
eight o´clock
hair-lock
interlock
Matlock
on the block
padlock
Pollock
round-the-clock
superblock
the clock

Synonyms and antonyms of U-lock in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «U-lock» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF U-LOCK

Find out the translation of U-lock to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of U-lock from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «U-lock» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

U型锁
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

U -lock
570 millions of speakers

English

U-lock
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

U- ताला
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

U- القفل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

U - замок
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

U-lock
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ইউ-লক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

U -lock
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

U-lock
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

U- Sperre
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

U-ロック
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

U- 잠금
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

U-lock
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

U -lock
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

யூ-பூட்டு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

यू-लॉक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

U-lock
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

U -lock
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

U-lock
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

U - замок
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

U - lock
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

U - lock
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

U- slot
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

U - lås
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

U - lås
5 millions of speakers

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about U-lock

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «U-LOCK»

Discover the use of U-lock in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to U-lock and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Distributed Computing: 21st International Symposium, DISC ...
(∀v : v = u : constant v.lock ) (∀v : v = u : constant v.count ) (∀v,b : ¬N(u,v) : constant v.enabled = b) (∀v,b,a,k : N(u,v) : stable ¬u.lock ∧ u.count = k (C0) (C1) (C2) ∧ v.enabled = b ∧ u.enabled = a ) (∀v,b,a,k : N(u,v) : u.lock ∧ u.count = k ...
Andrzej Pelc, 2007
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WebSphere eXtreme Scale Best Practices for Operation and ...
Transaction (T1) goes to the container server for this object or objects and gets a U lock on the object or objects. Note that if another transaction T2 is in the middle of a commit, T2 will hold an X lock on the object and thus the U lock request will ...
Ying Ding, Bertrand Fayn, Art Jolin, 2011
3
SQL Server 2008 Query Performance Tuning Distilled
Essentially, the (U) lock on the data row is converted to an (X) lock. By not acquiring an exclusive lock at the first step, an UPDATE statement allows other transactions to read the data using the SELECT statement during that period, since (U) ...
Sajal Dam, Grant Fritchey, 2009
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Professional SQL Server 2005 Performance Tuning
If you start a different query window and run an update statement to set the dob column to zero: sys.dm_tran_locks will now look something like this: The new query window connected as session 54, and you can see that an update (U) lock has ...
Steven Wort, Christian Bolton, Justin Langford, 2009
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SQL Server 2012 Query Performance Tuning
From the sys . dm_tra n_loc ks output after the first step ofthe UPDATE statement, you can note the following: 0 A (U) lock is granted to the SPID on the data row. 0 A conversion to an (X) lock on the data row is requested. From the output of sys ...
Grant Fritchey, 2012
6
The Urban Biking Handbook: The DIY Guide to Building, ...
New York-style chain lock, U-lock, and cable lock U-LOCKS U-locks generally come in a variety of price points based on the hardness of the steel used to make them. Do not scrimp on spending on a lock; cheap locks are easy to break.
Charles Haine, 2011
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Euro-Par 2010 - Parallel Processing: 16th International ...
v2 provides better performance than v3 V3 provides better performance than v2 R1 ={A} R2={B, D} R1={A}, R2={B}, R3={C,D} G 2 S 2 G 2 G 1 A B C D ab bc cd S 2 G 2 S 3 G 1 Putting an S lock on an existing U lock ba G 2 C G 1 ab bc cd G 2 ...
Pasqua D'Ambra, Mario Guarracino, Domenico Talia, 2010
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ICDT '90: Third International Conference on Database Theory, ...
Of course, since the external effect defines what lock mode can be granted at most, a competitor can also acquire any weaker lock; e. g., if an S/U lock is granted for an object then competitors may not only request a U/S lock but also weaker ...
Serge Abiteboul, Paris C. Kanellakis, 1990
9
Bicycling
Because thieves use different techniques or tools for each style of lock, using both a U-lock and a cable lock, for example, will make a theft more difficult. FOIL THE GETAWAY If you must leave your bike for a moment, and you have no lock,  ...
10
Secure Data Management: Second VLDB Workshop, SDM 2005, ...
A transaction that holds a U lock on a record may escalate the lock mode to X after reading the record. If a KU lock is held on the same record, the lock manager should consider the escalation. Consequently, the U lock request is handled the ...
Willem Jonker, Milan Petković, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «U-LOCK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term U-lock is used in the context of the following news items.
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Utah's own bluetooth U-Lock
Now, the company's newest product is the Nokē U-Lock, a bluetooth-driven bike ... With half of its backers from Europe, Nokē U-Lock has become abundantely ... «Salt Lake Magazine, Apr 15»
2
Noke U-Lock Makes Protecting Your Bike Even Easier
Protecting your bike just got easier. The FŪZ Designs, the team behind the award-winning Noke Padlock is back with the Noke U-Lock, the smartest of its kind. «Paste Magazine, Apr 15»
3
The Noke U-Lock Links Your Bike Lock To Your Phone
As bicycles become a more common way of getting around cities, there comes another issue; locking them down against would-be thieves. The standard U-lock ... «Gadget Review, Apr 15»
4
Alarm on Bike Lock Goes Off When Thieves Pester It
The Noke U-Lock can be easily opened with an accompanying app (iOS, Android, or Windows Phone), which also enables access to be shared with others and ... «PSFK, Mar 15»
5
Awesome tech you can't buy yet: Waterproof drones, robotic …
Noke U-Lock Remember that nifty Bluetooth-enabled padlock that popped up on Kickstarter a few months back — the Noke? Well Fuz Labs, the startup that ... «Digital Trends, Mar 15»
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Ditch the key. This Bluetooth U-lock deactivates when your phone is …
Well Fuz Labs, the startup that made the device, is now back on the crowdfunding scene in hopes of funding its latest creation: a Bluetooth U-lock for your bike. «Digital Trends, Mar 15»
7
This Bluetooth-Enabled U-Lock Shrieks at Bike Thieves
It says something about the speed of technology that this is not even the third or fourth Bluetooth-enabled bike lock. But the "Nokē" U-lock does have a slew of ... «CityLab, Mar 15»
8
Noke U-Lock is the latest bike lock to go keyless
It's official – we are now living in the age of the keyless Bluetooth bike lock. We've already seen the Skylock, BitLock and Ulock. Now, there's also the Noke ... «Gizmag, Mar 15»
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Pedal Hub: The "U-lock justice" debate
Nathan dialed up the Pedal Hubbers to complain about a certain catchphrase Geno and Patrick often utter in unison, "U-lock justice." What resulted was a ... «Minnesota Public Radio News, Mar 15»
10
Ulock Is A Bike Lock Where Your iPhone Is The Key
You pair the Ulock, which is… well, it's a u-lock, a pretty standard loop of metal, with your iPhone, and lock it. The only way to pop that lock, at least in theory, is to ... «Gadget Review, Dec 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. U-Lock [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/u-lock>. May 2019 ».
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