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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. 2017.
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  • Little waves ran in rows of light, washing against the point on the north side of the landlocked harbor.

    The King Of Beaver, and Beaver Lights Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • Trout by nature, and landlocked salmon by artificial planting.

    Days Off Henry Van Dyke
  • A heavy cannonade from sea and shore was now echoing over the landlocked waters, but the "Merrimac" fired not a gun in reply.

    Famous Sea Fights John Richard Hale
  • Our hearts may be like some landlocked lake that knows no tide.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Alexander Maclaren
  • Nowhere was there to be found a more charming, landlocked harbor than at Northbury.

    The Honorable Miss L. T. Meade
  • John Denny said they were all onannaniche or landlocked salmon.

  • We may escape the heavy roll of the mighty ocean, and be wrecked in the still, smooth waters of the landlocked bay.

    Jack Hinton Charles James Lever
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for landlocked

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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