|n.||1.||The lock of hair that grows from the forepart of the head.|
|2.||(Mech.) A cotter or split pin, as in a slot in a bolt, to prevent retraction; a linchpin; a pin fastening the cap-square of a gun.|
Time is painted with a lock before and bald behind, signifying thereby that we must take time by the forelock; for when it is once past, there is no recalling it.
|Noun||1.||forelock - a lock of hair growing (or falling) over the forehead|
|2.||forelock - a lock of a horse's mane that grows forward between the ears|