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

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

Examples of landlocked in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Chow mein is another famous street food to explore, and a reminder that China is a neighbor to the north of the landlocked Nepal. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 13 May 2022 But familiarity would not explain his strident concurring opinion in Vaello-Madero; none of the various U.S. island territories fall under the landlocked Tenth Circuit’s jurisdiction. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 27 Apr. 2022 The Czech Republic has already restarted talks with Poland on the Strok II gas interconnector, which would provide a landlocked neighboring country access to the northern gas corridor, including LNG supplies via the Baltic terminals. Baker Institute, Forbes, 3 May 2022 The Villa Street cemetery, built in 1908, is landlocked and in the last phase of development. Gloria Casas, Chicago Tribune, 29 Apr. 2022 He was born in Burkina Faso, the landlocked West African nation of some 21 million inhabitants that is bounded on the east by Niger, on the south by Benin, Togo, Ghana, and the Ivory Coast, and on the west and north by Mali. Martin Filler, The New York Review of Books, 27 Apr. 2022 Afghanistan is landlocked and far from any major U.S. military base, and running drones out of neighboring Pakistan or Uzbekistan comes with significant political challenges. Washington Post, 29 Aug. 2021 Thousands were displaced along Mozambique’s coastline, with flooding reaching as far inland as landlocked Malawi and Zimbabwe. New York Times, 12 Apr. 2022 In 2018, the court’s judges ruled that Chile did not have an obligation to negotiate access to the sea for landlocked Bolivia. Mike Corder, ajc, 1 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of landlocked

1622, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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19 May 2022

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

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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