landlocked

adjective

land·​locked ˈland-ˌläkt How to pronounce landlocked (audio)
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

Examples of landlocked in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Zambia is a landlocked country located in southern Africa, bordered by countries including Zimbabwe, Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania. Emily Deletter, USA TODAY, 4 Apr. 2024 But the idea to consider happiness in public policy isn’t unprecedented: The landlocked country of Bhutan in South Asia prioritizes happiness as a goal of public policy, measuring it through something written into its constitution called the Gross National Happiness Index. Sophie Austin, Fortune, 16 Mar. 2024 The 2024 tour is also hitting the landlocked states of Vermont, Michigan and Iowa. The Arizona Republic, 7 Feb. 2024 According to The Wall Street Journal, homes in the prime waterfront villages along Lake Como are going for twice as much compared to the area’s landlocked properties, mainly because single-family homes on the shore of the pristine lake rarely hit the market. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 26 Sep. 2023 South Sudan, a landlocked country, produces around 150,000 barrels of fuel a day and uses Sudanese pipelines to transfer its oil to the global market in an agreement with the government of Sudan. Deng MacHol, Quartz, 28 Feb. 2024 Bhutan, a landlocked country bordered by India to the south, east, and west, and by China to the north, is a realm where tradition meets modernity in a harmonious blend. Judy Koutsky, Forbes, 23 Feb. 2024 For instance, in West Africa, donkeys are being trafficked from landlocked countries before they are slaughtered in often gruesome conditions in border areas with nations that have access to the sea. Siyi Zhao, New York Times, 23 Feb. 2024 Issyk-Kul is just one of thousands of alpine lakes scattered throughout this landlocked country, 94 percent of which sits more than 3,200 feet above sea level. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian Magazine, 9 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1622, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of landlocked was in 1622

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“Landlocked.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/landlocked. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

landlocked

adjective
land·​locked -(d)läkt How to pronounce landlocked (audio)
1
: enclosed or nearly enclosed by land
a landlocked country
2
: kept from leaving fresh water by some barrier
landlocked salmon

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