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Meaning of U-lock in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF U-LOCK

ˈjuːlɒk play
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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.

definitionDefinition 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.

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ENGLISH WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE U-LOCK

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

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WORDS RELATING TO «U-LOCK»

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Translation of «U-lock» into 20 languages

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TRANSLATION OF U-LOCK

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U型锁
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U -lock
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en

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U-lock
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hi

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U- ताला
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U- القفل
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U - замок
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U-lock
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U -lock
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U- Sperre
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U-ロック
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U- 잠금
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U -lock
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U -lock
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U-lock
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U - замок
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U - lock
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U - lock
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U- slot
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U - lås
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U - lås
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The term «U-lock» is regularly used and occupies the 59.855 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «U-LOCK»

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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 ...
autorAndrzej 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 ...
autorYing Ding, Bertrand Fayn, Art Jolin, 2011
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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) ...
autorSajal 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 ...
autorSteven 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 ...
autorGrant Fritchey, 2012
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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.
autorCharles 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 ...
autorPasqua 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 ...
autorSerge Abiteboul, Paris C. Kanellakis, 1990
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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,  ...
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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 ...
autorWillem Jonker, Milan Petković, 2005
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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»
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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»
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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»
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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»
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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»
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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»
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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»
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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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