lockdown : Definition, Usages, News and More

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

  • If that attitude seems churlish, remember that the lockdown is just the latest in a long line of setbacks they have endured this year.
  • During Hurricane Katrina, NowPublic was there; eight contributors filed on-the-scene reports from London's Heathrow Airport during the August 2006 terrorism lockdownwhile the .
  • The prisoner may spend 23 hours a day in lockdown, emerging to exercise once a day.
News & Articles


  • Peter Hill-Wood in Manchester.com
    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."
  • Phil Spector in Rolling Stone
    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...

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