interlock

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1in·ter·lock

verb \ˌin-tər-ˈläk\

: to connect or lock (two or more things) together

Full Definition of INTERLOCK

intransitive verb
:  to become locked together or interconnected
transitive verb
1
:  to lock together :  unite
2
:  to connect so that the motion or operation of any part is constrained by another

Examples of INTERLOCK

  1. She interlocked her fingers with his.

First Known Use of INTERLOCK

1632

2in·ter·lock

noun \ˈin-tər-ˌläk\

Definition of INTERLOCK

1
:  the quality, state, sense, or an instance of being interlocked
2
:  an arrangement in which the operation of one part or mechanism automatically brings about or prevents the operation of another <a safety interlock>
3
a :  a stretchable fabric made on a circular knitting machine and consisting of two ribbed fabrics joined by interlocking
b :  a garment made of interlock

First Known Use of INTERLOCK

1874

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