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landlocked

[land-lokt] /ˈlændˌlɒkt/
adjective
1.
shut in completely, or almost completely, by land:
a landlocked bay.
2.
having no direct access to the sea:
a landlocked country.
3.
living in waters shut off from the sea, as some fish.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; land + lock1 + -ed2
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Examples from the web for landlocked
  • 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.
  • landlocked salmon, lake trout and steelhead rainbow trout offer spectacular action.
British Dictionary definitions for landlocked

landlocked

/ˈlændˌlɒkt/
adjective
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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Word Origin and History for landlocked
adj.

1620s, from land (n.) + past participle of lock (v.).

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