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self-locking

Line breaks: self-locking
Pronunciation: /sɛlfˈlɒkɪŋ
 
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Definition of self-locking in English:

adjective

Locking itself shut or in a fixed position: self-locking screws
More example sentences
  • As for locking caribiners, you have a choice of self-locking or screw-lock.
  • So far we have managed to hold things more or less together, with the promise of our own proprietary self-locking tie and application tool, available later this year.
  • They're not only self-locking but also re-usable during service without damage to the nut or stud.

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