- the entire body of type and cuts locked up in a chase preparatory to printing or platemaking.
- the act or procedure of locking up type and cuts in a chase.
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Origin of lockup
British Dictionary definitions for lockup
Idioms and Phrases with lockup
Close a house or place of work, fastening all the doors and windows, as in The attendant locks up at eleven o'clock every night, or Did you remind Abby to lock up? [Late 1500s]
Invest in something not easily converted into cash, as in Most of their assets were locked up in real estate. [Late 1600s]
lock someone up. Confine or imprison someone, as in The princes were locked up in the Tower of London. [c. 1300]