Definition of Airlock

1. Noun. A chamber that provides access to space where air is under pressure.

Exact synonyms: Air Lock
Generic synonyms: Chamber



Definition of Airlock

1. Noun. A sealed, airtight chamber, such as in a manned spacecraft or submarine, used to provide access to and from the sealed area without allowing air out or water in. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Airlock

1. an obstructing bubble in a pipe [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Airlock

airletter
airletters
airlift
airlifted
airlifting
airlifts
airlike
airline
airline business
airliner
airliners
airlines
airlinese
airling
airlings
airlock (current term)
airlocked
airlocks
airly
airmail
airmail letter
airmailed
airmailer
airmailing
airmails
airman
airmanship
airmanships

Literary usage of Airlock

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1. Guidelines for the Evaluation and Control of Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Housingby David E. Jacobs by David E. Jacobs (1996)
"Figure 8.6 Install a Simple airlock Over a Doorway to Minimize Lead Dust Migration. some reason abrasive blasting without local exhaust ventilation is ..."

2. Containment Performance of Prototypical Reactor Containments Subjected to ...by E. W. Klamerus by E. W. Klamerus (2000)
"Sight glasses are sometimes installed in either the personnel airlock doors or emergency airlock doors or both. Many personnel airlock failure modes such as ..."

3. On the Battle Front of Engineering by Alexander Russell Bond (1916)
"He just jumped into that airlock and carried the message down to the men himself. It was a small airlock, not more than two at a time could go through. ..."

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