shut in completely, or almost completely, by land: a landlocked bay.
having no direct access to the sea: a landlocked country.
living in waters shut off from the sea, as some fish.

1615–25; land + lock1 + -ed2 Unabridged
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landlocked (ˈlændˌlɒkt)
1.  (of a country) completely surrounded by land
2.  (esp of lakes) completely or almost completely surrounded by land
3.  (esp of certain salmon) living in fresh water that is permanently isolated from the sea

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1620s, from land + lock (1).
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Example sentences
If you stop at the observation platform overlooking the river, you may spot
  kokanee, a landlocked species of salmon.
The lake is landlocked, with no drainage to the ocean.
Really high waves cannot be generated within the confined space of a bay or a
  small, landlocked sea.
The isolated, landlocked state depends on two main highways for essential goods.
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