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  1. shut in completely, or almost completely, by land: a landlocked bay.
  2. having no direct access to the sea: a landlocked country.
  3. living in waters shut off from the sea, as some fish.
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Origin of landlocked

First recorded in 1615–25; land + lock1 + -ed2
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  1. (of a country) completely surrounded by land
  2. (esp of lakes) completely or almost completely surrounded by land
  3. (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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