Lockhouse

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Lockhouse the lock-keeper's house
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. loca, a lock; Ice. loka, a bolt, Ger. loch, a dungeon.

Usage

In literature:

And in fact, if a prison is the lockhouse of secrets, it was one.
"Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard" by Eleanor Farjeon
About an hour after daybreak we arrived at a small cabin; which served as a lockhouse on the canal side.
"Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume I (of II)" by Charles James Lever
The passenger can supply himself with provisions and grog at all the lockhouses along the line at a very low rate.
"Notes on a Tour Through the Western part of The State of New York" by Anonymous
It was taken to the lockhouse.
"The Lost Heir" by G. A. Henty
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In news:

Escape to a C&O Canal lockhouse .
Lockhouse 10 is the most luxurious of the rustic lodgings offered along the C&O Canal, with central air conditioning and heat, indoor plumbing and a full working kitchen.
The River Center is open Saturdays and Sundays, starting May 1 through October, 10 a.m.-2 pm for tours of the lockhouse and interactive exhibits.
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