- The definition of interlock is to be linked or joined with something by having parts overlapping, criss-crossed or fitted together.
When you hold hands with someone and you twist and wind your fingers together, this is an example of when you interlock your hands.
interlock definition by Webster's New World
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transitive verb, intransitive verb
- to lock together; join with one another
- to connect or be connected so that neither part can be operated independently
- the condition of being interlocked
- a device or arrangement by means of which the functioning of one part is controlled by the functioning of another, as for safety
interlock definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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verb in·ter·locked, in·ter·lock·ing, in·ter·locks verb, transitive
- To unite or join closely as by hooking or dovetailing.
- To connect together (parts of a mechanism, for example) so that the individual parts affect each other in motion or operation.
To become united or joined closely, as by hooking or dovetailing.noun
- A mechanical device that prevents a component from functioning when another component is functioning or situated in a particular way.
- A stretchy fabric knitted with interlocking stitches by alternating sets of needles on a circular knitting machine.
interlock - Computer Definition
A device that prohibits an action from taking place.