lockdown lockdown  /ˈlɑk ˌdaʊn/


  • (n) the act of confining prisoners to their cells (usually to regain control during a riot)


  1. If that attitude seems churlish, remember that the lockdown is just the latest in a long line of setbacks they have endured this year.
  2. The prisoner may spend 23 hours a day in lockdown, emerging to exercise once a day.
  3. First there was buzz around the city about flight delays from Baghdad International Airport, which goes into lockdown when VIPs land or takeoff.


  1. Hilltop Elementary in Chichester on lockdown; cops say incident report was unfounded

    ASTON - Hilltop Elementary School was placed on lockdown after a report of some kind of incident at the school.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Delaware County Daily Times

  2. School lockdown at Sandy Creek Academy; no danger to students

    A school lockdown in Orleans County. It's at the Sandy Creek Academy, a private school in Holley...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: News 10 NBC Rochester

  3. Lockdown lifted for two Bladen Co. schools, no gun on campus

    Authorities say a lockdown has been lifted for Bladenboro Middle School and Bladenboro Primary School, and there was no gun on either campus.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: WECT 6 Wilmington


  1. Club chairman Peter Hill-Wood said: "Members of the board are committed long-term shareholders. And to strengthen the current position they have entered into a new agreement which replaces the existing lockdown agreement which expires next April."
    on Oct 18, 2007 By: Peter Hill-Wood Source: Manchester.com

  2. In a hand-written letter to a pen pal that was posted by Gawker, Spector says that the "24/7 lockdown life is slowly driving me insane and killing me," complains that his wife Rachelle has not been allowed to visit him behind bars and rails...
    on Sep 18, 2009 By: Phil Spector Source: Rolling Stone

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