A lock of curled hair that hangs in front of the ear.(noun)
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Use "earlock" in a sentence
"Like a great child — slim within his arm, her cheek pressed to his, her dark earlock tickling his neck!"
"He was torn to pieces, had a bleeding ear, and a torn earlock."