landlocked

adjective land·locked \ ˈland-ˌläkt \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of landlocked

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

Recent Examples of landlocked from the Web

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First Known Use of landlocked

1622


Financial Definition of LANDLOCKED

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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.


LANDLOCKED Defined for English Language Learners

landlocked

adjective

Definition of landlocked for English Language Learners

  • : surrounded by land


LANDLOCKED Defined for Kids

landlocked

adjective land·locked \ ˈland-ˌläkt \

Definition of landlocked for Students

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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