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interlock

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verb in·ter·lock \ˌin-tər-ˈläk\

Definition of interlock

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to become locked together or interconnected

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to lock together :  unite

  5. 2 :  to connect so that the motion or operation of any part is constrained by another

Examples of interlock in a Sentence

  1. She interlocked her fingers with his.

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First Known Use of interlock

1632


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noun in·ter·lock \ˈin-tər-ˌläk\

Definition of interlock

  1. 1 :  the quality, state, sense, or an instance of being interlocked

  2. 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. 3a :  a stretchable fabric made on a circular knitting machine and consisting of two ribbed fabrics joined by interlockingb :  a garment made of interlock

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First Known Use of interlock

1874


INTERLOCK Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of interlock for English Language Learners

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


INTERLOCK Defined for Kids

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verb in·ter·lock \ˌin-tər-ˈläk\

Definition of interlock for Students

interlocked

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interlocking

  1. :  to connect or lock together … she sat bowed, with her dirt-caked fingers idly interlocked in her lap … — Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee


Law Dictionary

interlock

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intransitive verb in·ter·lock \ˌin-tər-ˈläk\

Legal Definition of interlock

  1. :  to be or become mutually connected; also :  to be consistent in regard to major elements confessions that interlock



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