- 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
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Examples from the Web for landlocked
Flat, forested, and landlocked between Poland, Ukraine and Russia, it had never truly known national autonomy.Forget Kim Jong Un—China’s New Favorite Dictator Is Belarus’s Aleksandr Lukashenko.
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An armada of sand crabs hefting a landlocked ship on their backs.Hollywood's Nonsensical, Multibillion-Dollar Franchise
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The name of the landlocked central Asian republic doesn't roll off the tongue.The Growing Threat of Cyberattacks
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Trout by nature, and landlocked salmon by artificial planting.Days Off
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Our hearts may be like some landlocked lake that knows no tide.Expositions of Holy Scripture
John Denny said they were all onannaniche or landlocked salmon.Sport in Vancouver and Newfoundland
Unless we have reached the mainland, this must be a landlocked bay.The Island of Yellow Sands
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This caldron-like, or landlocked sea, is evidently the Irish sea.Phallic Miscellanies
- (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
Word Origin and History for landlocked
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper