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air·lockor air lock (âr′lŏk′)
1. An airtight chamber, usually located between two regions of unequal pressure, in which air pressure can be regulated.
2. A bubble or pocket of air or vapor, as in a pipe, that stops the normal flow of fluid through the conducting part.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (General Engineering) a bubble in a pipe causing an obstruction or stoppage to the flow
2. (General Engineering) an airtight chamber with regulated air pressure used to gain access to a space that has air under pressure
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
airlock[ˈɛəlɒk] N (in pipe) → burbuja f de aire; (in spacecraft etc) → cámara f estanca, compartimento m estanco; (accidental) → bolsa f de aire
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
airlock[ˈɛərlɒk] n → sas m
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