lock keeper

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lock keeper

The box on a doorjamb into which the bolt of a lock protrudes.
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Most of the lock operators lived in one of the 57 homes that lined the canal--modest two-story homes with two bedrooms above humble living quarters, generally built of stone or brick.
Lock operators usually scan the area to make sure that all is clear before pressing a button to close a lock's gate.
Taylor, who designed the safety system, wanted to find a way to help lock operators detect the presence of manatees and stop the gate from closing before it's too late.