landlocked

adjective
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 The sport, though growing in popularity among both men and women, is inherently a niche one for the landlocked country. New York Times, "For Women in Kabul, ‘It Is Just Me and the Water’," 22 Dec. 2019 The hunt came just weeks after high-level government discussions — including a White House meeting — between officials from the U.S. and Mongolia, a landlocked country sandwiched between Russia and China. ProPublica, "Donald Trump Jr. Went to Mongolia, Got Special Treatment From the Government and Killed an Endangered Sheep," 13 Dec. 2019 Khama stepped down last year following two terms in office after positioning former deputy Masisi to take over the diamond-rich, landlocked nation that lies north of South Africa. Washington Post, "Botswana, calm for decades, faces surprising election fight," 20 Oct. 2019 Morales came to prominence leading social protests in the landlocked country of 11 million people and rose to power as Bolivia’s first indigenous president in 2006. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Morales leads in Bolivia vote, but seems headed for runoff," 20 Oct. 2019 According to aConversation article written by Curry, the landlocked country’s lion subpopulations are divided between the Greater Kafue Ecosystem in the west and the Luangwa Valley Ecosystem in the east. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "Zambia’s Lions Roam Areas Previously Believed to Be Uninhabitable," 28 Sep. 2019 Zimbabwe, the landlocked country in southern Africa famous for the 2017 ouster of dictator Robert Mugabe, is fully dollarized. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Why the $100 Bill Is More Popular Than Ever," 5 Nov. 2019 Khama stepped down last year following two terms in office after positioning former deputy Masisi to take over the diamond-rich, landlocked nation that lies north of South Africa. Washington Post, "Botswana, calm for decades, faces surprising election fight," 20 Oct. 2019 Khama stepped down last year following two terms in office after positioning former deputy Masisi to take over the diamond-rich, landlocked nation that lies north of South Africa. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Botswana, calm for decades, faces surprising election fight," 19 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of landlocked

1622, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Landlocked.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/landlocked. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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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

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English Language Learners Definition of landlocked

: surrounded by land

landlocked

adjective
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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