Definition of interlock in English:


Syllabification: in·ter·lock


Pronunciation: /ˌin(t)ərˈläk
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(Of two or more things) engage with each other by overlapping or by the fitting together of projections and recesses: their fingers interlocked
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  • The two swords interlocked with each other, creating a double-edged blade.
  • Her uncle looked at his little niece, her face flashing orange and green and her fingers interlocking in awkwardness.
  • Their fingers interlocked lovingly as he stared into her eyes.
interconnect, interlink, engage, mesh, intermesh, join, unite, connect, couple


Pronunciation: /ˈin(t)ərˌläk
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1A device or mechanism for connecting or coordinating the function of different components.
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  • We couldn't do this to both engines because a mechanical interlock prevents moving both condition levers to feather.
  • The bladder is blow molded over the frame with mechanical interlocks, formed in the molding process, holding the structure together.
  • These dumbwaiters are designed much like a standard elevator, with built-in safety brakes and safety interlocks that prevent operation if any door is open.
2 (also interlock fabric) A fabric knitted with closely interlocking stitches that allow it to stretch, typically used in underwear.
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  • Made of 100% combed cotton interlock fabric, it has cap sleeves and a round neck.
  • For lettucing or ruffling, choose a fabric that has crosswise stretch, such as a cotton/spandex blend, cotton interlock or ribbing.
  • Is it possible to dye cotton interlock successfully?



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  • Twenty-four of these interlockers were installed between 1924 and 1929.

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