interlock

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

inter- +‎ lock

Verb[edit]

interlock (third-person singular simple present interlocks, present participle interlocking, simple past and past participle interlocked)

  1. To fit together securely.
  2. To interlace.

Noun[edit]

interlock (plural interlocks)

  1. A safety device that prevents activation in unsafe conditions.
    The demonstrator couldn't figure out why the machine wouldn't work, until he remembered that there was an interlock so it wouldn't operate with the cover open.