- airlock ► NOUN 1) a stoppage of the flow in a pump or pipe, caused by an air bubble. 2) a compartment with controlled pressure and parallel sets of doors, to permit movement between areas at different pressures.
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airlock — [[t]e͟ə(r)lɒk[/t]] airlocks also air lock 1) N COUNT An airlock is a small room that is used to move between areas which do not have the same air pressure, for example in a spacecraft or submarine. 2) N COUNT An airlock is a bubble of air in a… … English dictionary
airlock — UK [ˈeə(r)ˌlɒk] / US [ˈerˌlɑk] noun [countable] Word forms airlock : singular airlock plural airlocks 1) an air bubble that stops liquid flowing through a pipe 2) a small room with controlled air pressure that you use to move between two places… … English dictionary
airlock — air lock 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… … Universalium
airlock — 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 … Wiktionary
airlock — air|lock [ er,lak ] noun count 1. ) a small room with controlled air pressure that you use to move between two places with different air pressure 2. ) an air BUBBLE that stops liquid from flowing through a pipe … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
airlock — n. airtight chamber; blockage in a pipe due to an air bubble … English contemporary dictionary
airlock — noun 1》 a stoppage of the flow in a pump or pipe, caused by an air bubble. 2》 a compartment with controlled pressure and parallel sets of doors, to permit movement between areas at different pressures … English new terms dictionary
airlock — /ˈɛəlɒk / (say airlok) noun 1. Civil Engineering, etc. an airtight transition compartment at the entrance of a pressure chamber, as in a spacecraft or a submerged caisson. 2. Engineering an obstruction to or stoppage of a flow of liquid in a pipe … Australian English dictionary