landlocked

adjective
land·​locked | \ ˈland-ˌläkt \

Definition of landlocked

1 : enclosed or nearly enclosed by land a landlocked country
2 : confined to fresh water by some barrier landlocked salmon
3 : living or located away from the ocean a landlocked sailor

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Russian is spoken daily by the rest of the population, and some residents in the landlocked country situated between Romania and Ukraine want to keep it that way. Alison Mutler, The Seattle Times, "Romanian or Russian? A geopolitical issue in Moldova," 27 Aug. 2018 Its position as Africa’s No. 2 copper producer behind Congo helped spur economic growth, bringing shopping malls and tidy brick homes to the landlocked nation. Alexandra Wexler, WSJ, "Countries Push to Extract More Cash from Big Mining Companies," 18 Nov. 2018 Both provide a link to Afghanistan and other landlocked central Asian nations. Jon Gambrell, Fox News, "Iran looks warily to China for help as US sanctions resume," 12 Sep. 2018 Originally a degaussing station for the navy, the house was renovated in 2010 and contains an over-the-water main house and a landlocked guest house. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Grand home built in scenic Charleston harbor asks $7.9M," 6 Nov. 2018 The landlocked oil subsequently trades for far less in those areas than oil shipped via pipelines to major selling hubs such as Cushing, Okla. Fuel makers with access to the inexpensive crude have reaped the rewards. Bradley Olson, WSJ, "Once a ‘Dog,’ Refining Becomes Driver of Oil Profits," 5 Nov. 2018 Climate change is a major culprit, and Mongolia, landlocked and far from the moderating effects of the ocean, is suffering more than most parts of the world. Simon Denyer, Washington Post, "Mongolia’s nomadic way of life threatened by climate change, neglect, modernity," 8 July 2018 To hear Grinner refer to Lily as family is a sign of change in Rwanda, a landlocked country in Central East Africa. Yana Paskova, National Geographic, "Learning to Love Dogs in Kigali," 29 June 2018 Impoverished, landlocked, and with close ties to Moscow, Armenia has been under the careful watch of both Russia and the West as recent events unfolded. Washington Post, BostonGlobe.com, "Armenia’s pro-democracy leader tells his jubilant followers they can ease up," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of landlocked

1622, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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landlocked

adjective

Financial Definition of landlocked

What It Is

Landlocked is a term describing a piece of property that has no direct access.

How It Works

Landlocked property is separated from major access ways including streets, canals and public roads. Landlocked property can be located behind other buildings and may even be hidden from view. People can generally only access landlocked property by crossing another piece of property. For example, a piece of land located behind a mall and accessible only through the mall is considered landlocked.

Why It Matters

In the real estate market, properties that are landlocked have very low market values due to their undesirable locations. This is particularly true of commercial properties.

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landlocked

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of landlocked

: surrounded by land

landlocked

adjective
land·​locked | \ ˈland-ˌläkt \

Kids Definition of landlocked

1 : shut in or nearly shut in by land a landlocked harbor
2 : kept from leaving fresh water by some barrier landlocked salmon

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