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interlock

verb in·ter·lock \ ˌin-tər-ˈläk \
Updated on: 6 Dec 2017

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 in a Sentence

  1. She interlocked her fingers with his.

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First Known Use of interlock

1632


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interlock

noun in·ter·lock \ 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

Recent Examples of interlock from the Web

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First Known Use of interlock

1874


INTERLOCK Defined for English Language Learners

interlock

verb

Definition of interlock for English Language Learners

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


INTERLOCK Defined for Kids

interlock

verb in·ter·lock \ ˌin-tər-ˈläk \

Definition of interlock for Students

interlocked; interlocking
: 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

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

legal Definition of interlock

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


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