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v. in·ter·locked, in·ter·lock·ing, in·ter·locks
1. To unite or join closely as by hooking or dovetailing.
2. To connect together (parts of a mechanism, for example) so that the individual parts affect each other in motion or operation.
To become united or joined closely, as by hooking or dovetailing.
1. A mechanical device that prevents a component from functioning when another component is functioning or situated in a particular way.
2. A stretchy fabric knitted with interlocking stitches by alternating sets of needles on a circular knitting machine.
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|Noun||1.||interlocking - contact by fitting together; "the engagement of the clutch"; "the meshing of gears"|
|2.||interlocking - the act of interlocking or meshing; "an interlocking of arms by the police held the crowd in check"|
|Adj.||1.||interlocking - linked or locked closely together as by dovetailing|
complex - complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts; "a complex set of variations based on a simple folk melody"; "a complex mass of diverse laws and customs"
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