self-locking

adjective

self-lock·​ing ˌself-ˈlä-kiŋ How to pronounce self-locking (audio)
: locking by its own action
a self-locking door
a self-locking nut [=locknut]
Simply use self-locking cable ties (available in the electrical department of any hardware store) to secure the grate … Mattie Sue Athan and Dianalee Deter

Word History

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-locking was in 1825

Dictionary Entries Near self-locking

Cite this Entry

“Self-locking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-locking. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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