Meaning of INTERLOCK in English


I. ˌin-tər-ˈläk

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. ˈin-tər-ˌläk 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


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

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.