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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Now in 2022, with the support of the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation, and the government of Lesotho, Senkatana Oncology Clinic is the first cancer clinic to open in the landlocked country. Kendall Ross, ABC News, 14 Nov. 2022 The two former Soviet republics in the South Caucasus have long disputed the landlocked region known as the Nagorno-Karabakh. Tracy Wilkinsonstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 4 Oct. 2022 Abra, the province where the quake took place, is a landlocked region known for deep valleys and mountainous terrain. Jessie Yeung, CNN, 26 July 2022 Tucci travels to Umbria, a rural and lush region that happens to be the only landlocked region in Italy. oregonlive, 15 May 2022 The landlocked country is where the tectonic plates of India and Eurasia collide, creating the Himalayas and the Tibetan plateau, and making Nepal vulnerable to earthquakes. Sugam Pokharel, CNN, 8 Nov. 2022 But just because the circuit was a little more landlocked than planned didn’t mean sacrificing that staple of gaudy F1 destinations from Monte-Carlo to Abu Dhabi: party yachts. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, 8 May 2022 Rwanda, a landlocked nation with lush, undulating terrain, is one of the smallest, most densely populated countries in Africa. Abdi Latif Dahir, New York Times, 10 Oct. 2022 The giant fish, estimated to be at least 27½ inches long, was first spotted in mid-July by a resident in Ruzhou, a landlocked central Chinese city. Lyric Li, Washington Post, 25 Aug. 2022 See More

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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 4 Dec. 2022.

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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