(noun, verb)


1. a device that prevents an automotive engine from starting

- car theives know how to bypass the ignition interlock

Definition categories: man–made, device

2. the act of interlocking or meshing

- an interlocking of arms by the police held the crowd in check

Similar word(s): interlocking, mesh, meshing

Definition categories: act, catch, grab, snap, snatch

Sentences with interlock as a noun:

- 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.


1. coordinate in such a way that all parts work together effectively

Similar word(s): mesh

Definition categories: change, coordinate, organise, organize

2. hold in a locking position

Similar word(s): interlace, lock

Definition categories: contact, hold

3. become engaged or intermeshed with one another

Similar word(s): lock

Definition categories: contact, bosom, embrace, hug, squeeze