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ˌɪn tərˈlɒk, ˈɪn tərˌlɒk;
verb (used without object)
to fit into each other, as parts of machinery, so that all action is synchronized.
to interweave or interlace, one with another:
The branches of the trees interlock to form a natural archway.
(of switches, signals, etc.) to operate together in a prearranged order.
verb (used with object)
one with another.
to fit (parts) together to ensure coordinated action.
to arrange (switches, signals, etc.) to effect a predetermined sequence of movement.
the fact or condition of interlocking or of being interlocked.
the existence or an instance of an
a device for preventing a mechanism from being set in motion when another mechanism is in such a position that the two operating simultaneously might produce undesirable results.
. a device or system that prevents an automotive engine from starting until the seat belt for any occupied front seat is fastened.
a stretch fabric made with a circular knitting machine having two alternating sets of long and short needles.
a device for synchronizing the action of a camera and sound recorder.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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British Dictionary definitions for
to join or be joined firmly, as by a mutual interconnection of parts
the act of interlocking or the state of being interlocked
a device, esp one operated electromechanically, used in a logic circuit or electrical safety system to prevent an activity being initiated unless preceded by certain events
a closely knitted fabric
(of fabric) closely knitted
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