antilock

adjective

an·​ti·​lock
ˈan-ˌtē-ˌläk,
ˈan-tē-,
ˈan-ˌtī- How to pronounce antilock (audio)
: being a braking system designed to keep a vehicle's wheels from locking by electronically controlled pulsed application of the brake for each wheel

Example Sentences

Antilock braking systems give the driver greater control during a sudden stop.

Word History

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of antilock was in 1963

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Cite this Entry

“Antilock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antilock. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

antilock

adjective

an·​ti·​lock ˈan-ˌtī-ˌläk How to pronounce antilock (audio)
ˈan-ti-
: being a braking system for a motor vehicle designed to keep the wheels from locking and skidding
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