• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Lock-keeper one who keeps or attends the locks of a canal
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. loca, a lock; Ice. loka, a bolt, Ger. loch, a dungeon.


In literature:

We found ourselves short of water at Hambledon Lock; so we took our jar and went up to the lock-keeper's house to beg for some.
"Three Men in a Boat (to say nothing of the dog)" by Jerome K. Jerome
Then the Keeper of the Wicket passed through and she followed, after which the door swung shut and locked itself with a sharp click.
"The Emerald City of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
I'm a Deputy Lock-keeper up the river, and I was off duty yes'day, and I shall be on to-morrow.
"Our Mutual Friend" by Charles Dickens
The sturdy figure of old James Pegg, the lock-keeper, whom I had known for many years, instantly appeared on the bridge.
"A Master of Mysteries" by L. T. Meade
Jack, the lock-keeper's son, does not idle away his time after his day's work is done.
"Golden Moments" by Anonymous
I say, lock-keeper, I am told that you let lodgings; have you any rooms vacant?
"Littlebourne Lock" by F. Bayford Harrison
He returned to consciousness in the lock-keeper's lodge.
"Uncanny Tales" by Various
The lock-keepers appreciated our situation.
"Afloat on the Ohio" by Reuben Gold Thwaites
But just then the keeper, grown suspicious, turned the key in the lock.
"The German Classics, v. 20" by Various
The keeper who was busy with the locking of the door, turned in haste as he heard me start to my feet.
"With Ring of Shield" by Knox Magee

In news:

Eric Bogle The Lock-keeper At This Stage Rouseabout.