inlock

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From in- +‎ lock.

Verb[edit]

inlock (third-person singular simple present inlocks, present participle inlocking, simple past and past participle inlocked)

  1. To lock in.
  2. To inclose.

Noun[edit]

inlock (plural inlocks)

  1. A locking in.
    • 1898, The Western dental journal:
      The lower jaw slides forward on account of the inlock of these upper teeth.
  2. That which is locked in.
  3. The process of locking in.
  4. An inner or interior lock.
  5. A lock allowing entry in or into.
    • 1998, Twins of the eastern Niger:
      He took his American diplomatic portfolio, handled it on his left-hand and took is bunch of car key then inserted the inlock and locked the door.
  6. (law, UK dialectal, Northern England) Any corner or part of a common field plowed up and sowed with oats, etc. and sometimes fenced in with a dry hedge while the lave of the field lies fallow and common.