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air·lock

or air lock  (âr′lŏk′)
n.
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.
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airlock

(ˈɛəˌlɒk)
n
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
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.airlock - a chamber that provides access to space where air is under pressureairlock - a chamber that provides access to space where air is under pressure
chamber - a natural or artificial enclosed space
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Translations

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] nsas m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

airlock

[ˈɛəˌlɒk] n (in pipe) → bolla d'aria; (in spacecraft) → camera d'equilibrio
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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