- 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
Example sentences from the Web for lockup
While the desk sergeant ran a background check, he was roughed up by another officer in the lock-up.
Yet the two-day plunge seems too big to blame on just the lock-up expiration.
And guess who else doesn't have much patience with chemical castration as an alternative to lock-up?
The day was done, the stars were out, as we moved across from the courthouse to the lock-up.Robbery Under Arms|Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
The fact that it was after lock-up was of small consequence.The Gold Bat|P. G. Wodehouse
One or two "primani," who had amused the tribunal with some very broad lies, were condemned to a few days' lock-up.Debts of Honor|Maurus Jkai
Mr. Agneau entered the lock-up, and was securing the door behind him, when the prisoner spoke.Outward Bound|Oliver Optic
Some men—they mean to burn your house—the two who escaped from the lock-up, Phil Lally and Con!Fast Nine|Alan Douglas
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]