[ waw-ter-lokt, wot-er- ]

  1. enclosed entirely, or almost entirely, by water: a waterlocked nation.

Origin of waterlocked

1910–15; water + locked (past participle of lock1)

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How to use waterlocked in a sentence

  • Water is king in California, and there are rivers of water locked in these mountains.

    The Wizard's Daughter and Other Stories | Margaret Collier Graham
  • The lives of the men and horses stranded on this little water-locked spot were in imminent peril.

    Tenting on the Plains | Elizabeth B. Custer
  • The two men had struck the water locked in closest embrace, which relaxed not even when far below the surface.

    The Cruise of the Cachalot | Frank T. Bullen