- to place in or confine to an air lock: to air-lock divers before they descend.
Origin of air-lock
- Civil Engineering. an airtight chamber permitting passage to or from a space, as in a caisson, in which the air is kept under pressure.
- the impedance in the functioning of a pump or a system of piping caused by the presence of an air bubble; vapor lock.
Origin of air lock
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Historical Examples of air-lock
"Get over to that air-lock phone and say just what I tell you to," ordered Winford grimly.
Yet again he saw the set features, the final walk into the air-lock.
You, Nizzo and Ragna, enter the air-lock with Jarl so that if he misses, you can pull him back.
Within a minute the men crowded into the air-lock, and shut the outer portal.
He saw the corner of some object that had been put down on the air-lock floor.The Aliens