interlock interlock  /ˌɪn tər ˈlɑk/


  1. (n) a device that prevents an automotive engine from starting
  2. (n) the act of interlocking or meshing
  3. (v) coordinate in such a way that all parts work together effectively
  4. (v) hold in a locking position
  5. (v) become engaged or intermeshed with one another

Derived Word(s)


  1. And consistency has been key: the bricks produced today have the same bumps and holes, and can still interlock with those produced back in 1958.
  2. The ribs interlock, moreover, unlike a fish's, implying they were able to bear fishapod's weightan unnecessary trait in a fish.
  3. In considerate society, the audience seldom lets the performer downin part, as Goffman repeatedly notes, because the roles of performer and audience interlock.


  1. Alcohol believed to be factor in Atchison Co. crash

    Despite an ignition interlock device in the vehicle, authorities say an investigation is ongoing to pinpoint the cause of a Monday night rollover in Atchison County.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: St. Joseph News-Press

  2. Westbrook man arrested for soliciting breath sample

    A Westbrook man was arrested Monday evening after attempting to get people to provide him with an alcohol-free breath sample to bypass his vehicle Ignition Interlock Device.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Eyewitness News 3 Hartford

  3. Drunk Westbrook man accused of asking marina visitors for breath samples in order to start his car

    CLINTON >> A 67-year-old Westbrook man is charged with "avoidance of an ignition interlock device" after allegedly asking Clinton Town Marina visitors for breath samples so he could start his car.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Middletown Press


  1. "First time offenders need and deserve an alcohol ignition interlock," says Birch.
    on Nov 22, 2006 By: Glynn Birch Source: Voice of America

  2. "Ignition interlock is a simple device which, simply put, will save lives," said Senator Adler. "If you've had too much to drink, you don't belong behind the wheel. By implementing a responsible ignition interlock law, New Jersey will go a...
    on Oct 27, 2008 By: John Adler Source: MarketWatch

  3. "House Bill 2019, commonly referred to as 'Brad's Bill,' has the potential to save lives and avert serious bodily injury by installing the ignition interlock system on first-time DUI offenders," said Rep. Clymer.
    on Oct 7, 2008 By: Paul Clymer Source: MarketWatch

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