[ verb in-ter-lok, in-ter-lok; noun in-ter-lok ]
/ verb ˌɪn tərˈlɒk, ˈɪn tərˌlɒk; noun ˈɪn tərˌlɒk /

verb (used without object)

verb (used with object)


Origin of interlock

First recorded in 1625–35; inter- + lock1


in·ter·lock·er, nounun·in·ter·locked, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for interlock


verb (ˌɪntəˈlɒk)

to join or be joined firmly, as by a mutual interconnection of parts

noun (ˈɪntəˌlɒk)

the act of interlocking or the state of being interlocked
a device, esp one operated electromechanically, used in a logic circuit or electrical safety system to prevent an activity being initiated unless preceded by certain events
a closely knitted fabric

adjective (ˈɪntəˌlɒk)

(of fabric) closely knitted

Derived forms of interlock

interlocker, noun
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