lock (cardboard)

Discussion in 'English Only' started by whodouthinkyouare, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. whodouthinkyouare

    whodouthinkyouare Senior Member

    Spanish
    I don't get the meaning of lock here.

    context:
    Cardboard box
    Material: standard folding carton with locks and angles for automatic packaging process

    Thanks in advance for your help!
     
  2. Beryl from Northallerton Senior Member

    British English
    I suppose it refers to the box's ability to keep its shape when assembled.
     
  3. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    Penang
    American English
    That is an excellent definition. Just to add that the "locks" would often be interlocking slots that are die-cut into the cardboard, so that once they're put together (interlocked) they tend to stay in position so that the box keeps its shape.
     
  4. pwmeek

    pwmeek Senior Member

    SE Michigan, USA
    English - American
    A flat assembly that can be reformed into a box by a simple (easy to automate) motion, and which locks into place when opened up in that way. A combination of locks and slots or notches and pre-glued seams make this possible.
     

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