[verb in-ter-lok, in-ter-lok; noun in-ter-lok] /verb ˌɪn tərˈlɒk, ˈɪn tərˌlɒk; noun ˈɪn tərˌlɒk/
verb (used without object)
to fit into each other, as parts of machinery, so that all action is synchronized.
to interweave or interlace, one with another:
The branches of the trees interlock to form a natural archway.
Railroads. (of switches, signals, etc.) to operate together in a prearranged order.
verb (used with object)
to one with another.
to fit (parts) together to ensure coordinated action.
Railroads. to arrange (switches, signals, etc.) to effect a predetermined sequence of movement.
the fact or condition of interlocking or of being interlocked.
the existence or an instance of an .
a device for preventing a mechanism from being set in motion when another mechanism is in such a position that the two operating simultaneously might produce undesirable results.
Also called ignition interlock. a device or system that prevents an automotive engine from starting until the seat belt for any occupied front seat is fastened.
a stretch fabric made with a circular knitting machine having two alternating sets of long and short needles.
Movies. a device for synchronizing the action of a camera and sound recorder.
to join or be joined firmly, as by a mutual interconnection of parts
the act of interlocking or the state of being interlocked
a device, esp one operated electromechanically, used in a logic circuit or electrical safety system to prevent an activity being initiated unless preceded by certain events
a closely knitted fabric
(of fabric) closely knitted
1630s, from inter- + lock. Related: Interlocked; interlocking. As a noun, attested by 1874.
noun 1. a corporate directorate that includes one or more members who serve simultaneously in the directorates of other corporations.
[lok-yuh-ler] /ˈlɒk yə lər/ adjective, Biology. 1. having one or more locules. /ˈlɒkjʊlə/ adjective 1. (biology) divided into compartments by septa: the locular ovary of a plant locular loc·u·lar (lŏk’yə-lər) adj. Divided into or having loculi.
[in-ter-luh-kyoo-shuh n] /ˌɪn tər ləˈkyu ʃən/ noun 1. conversation; dialogue. /ˌɪntəlɒˈkjuːʃən/ noun 1. conversation, discussion, or dialogue n. 1530s, from Latin interlocutionem (nominative interlocutio) “a speaking between, interlocution,” noun of action from past participle stem of interloqui (see interlocutor).
[in-ter-lok-yuh-ter] /ˌɪn tərˈlɒk yə tər/ noun 1. a person who takes part in a conversation or dialogue. 2. the man in the middle of the line of performers in a minstrel troupe, who acts as the announcer and banters with the end men. 3. a person who questions; interrogator. /ˌɪntəˈlɒkjʊtə/ noun 1. a person who […]