interlock
I. Date: 1632 intransitive verb to become locked together or interconnected transitive verb 1. to lock together ; unite 2. to connect so that the motion or operation of any part is constrained by another II. noun Date: 1874 1. the quality, state, sense, or an instance of being interlocked 2. an arrangement in which the operation of one part or mechanism automatically brings about or prevents the operation of another <
a safety interlock
>
3. a. a stretchable fabric made on a circular knitting machine and consisting of two ribbed fabrics joined by interlocking b. a garment made of interlock

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  • interlock — INTERLÓCK s.n. 1. Maşină de tricotat cu două rânduri de ace pe un singur cilindru. ♦ Tricot indeşirabil. 2. (cin.) Sistem de înregistrare sincronă a imaginii şi sunetului aferent prin antrenarea cu aceeaşi viteză la înregistrare şi redare a… …   Dicționar Român

  • interlock — [ ɛ̃tɛrlɔk ] n. m. • 1951; mot angl., de to interlock « entrecroiser » ♦ Tissu indémaillable généralement en coton, utilisé en lingerie. ● interlock nom masculin (anglais interlock, de to interlock, entrecroiser) Tricot à mailles cueillies… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Interlock — (englisch für „Verriegelung“ oder „Verzahnung“) steht für: Interlock (Kino), eine Technik, um eine Filmkopie in mehreren Sälen zu spielen Interlock (Theater), ein Theaterstück eine Strickart, bei der zwei Stofflagen gegeneinander verstrickt… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • interlock — in·ter·lock /ˌin tər läk/ vi: to be or become mutually connected; also: to be consistent in regard to major elements confessions that interlock Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • interlock — ► VERB ▪ engage with each other by overlapping or fitting together. ► NOUN 1) a device or mechanism for connecting or coordinating the function of components. 2) (also interlock fabric) a fabric with closely interlocking stitches allowing it to… …   English terms dictionary

  • Interlock — In ter*lock , v. i. To unite, embrace, communicate with, or flow into, one another; to be connected in one system; to lock into one another; to interlace firmly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Interlock — In ter*lock , v. t. 1. To unite by locking or linking together; to secure in place by mutual fastening. [1913 Webster] My lady with her fingers interlocked. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. To connect together so that the parts work together as a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • interlock — (v.) 1630s, from INTER (Cf. inter ) + LOCK (Cf. lock). Related: Interlocked; interlocking. As a noun, attested by 1874 …   Etymology dictionary

  • interlock — [in΄tər läk′, in′tər läk΄; ] for n. [ in′tər läk΄] vt., vi. 1. to lock together; join with one another 2. to connect or be connected so that neither part can be operated independently n. 1. the condition of being interlocked 2. a device or… …   English World dictionary

  • interlock — [[t]ɪ̱ntə(r)lɒ̱k[/t]] interlocks, interlocking, interlocked 1) V RECIP ERG Things that interlock or are interlocked go between or through each other so that they are linked. [pl n V] The parts interlock... [V pl n] Interlock your fingers behind… …   English dictionary

  • interlock — [1] to fit gear train members together. [2] A device in a change speed gearbox which prevents two gears from being engaged at the same time. Also see accelerator interlock clutch starter interlock parking interlock shift interlock starter… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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