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[land-lokt] /ˈlændˌlɒkt/
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.
Origin of landlocked
First recorded in 1615-25; land + lock1 + -ed2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Trout by nature, and landlocked salmon by artificial planting.

    Days Off

    Henry Van Dyke
  • Our hearts may be like some landlocked lake that knows no tide.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Alexander Maclaren
  • John Denny said they were all onannaniche or landlocked salmon.

  • Unless we have reached the mainland, this must be a landlocked bay.

    The Island of Yellow Sands E. C. [Ethel Claire] Brill
  • This caldron-like, or landlocked sea, is evidently the Irish sea.

    Phallic Miscellanies Hargrave Jennings
  • The steamer in which our friends had embarked had reached the landlocked Baltic.

    Unlucky Caroline Austin
  • Nowhere was there to be found a more charming, landlocked harbor than at Northbury.

    The Honorable Miss L. T. Meade
British Dictionary definitions for landlocked


(of a country) completely surrounded by land
(esp of lakes) completely or almost completely surrounded by land
(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

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

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