air lock

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n air lock a chamber that provides access to space where air is under pressure
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Air lock (Hydr. Engin) an intermediate chamber between the outer air and the compressed-air chamber of a pneumatic caisson.
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Usage

In literature:

Making a few signals easily comprehended by all, he repaired to his own craft, entering and closing the door of the air lock.
"Boy Scouts in the North Sea" by G. Harvey Ralphson
Locke regarded his visitor with a puzzled air, but concealed his surprise.
"Isle o' Dreams" by Frederick F. Moore
The window was open to the spring air; she closed and locked it.
"A Sheaf of Corn" by Mary E. Mann
That suitcase had an air of solid finality about it, and its lock leered at me brassily.
"Humorous Ghost Stories" by Dorothy Scarborough
Winford flashed his signal to the air-lock.
"The Space Rover" by Edwin K. Sloat
Another closure in the outer shell made an air-lock.
"The Finding of Haldgren" by Charles Willard Diffin
Quickly we were put into the air lock, together with a large iron box containing a number of things Mercer needed.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930" by Various
They were letting the ship's air-pressure into this lock.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930" by Various
Suddenly he dived for the manhole of Mado's vessel; wriggled his way to the padded interior of the air-lock.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930" by Various
The air-lock port yawned, and a slim figure darted out, straight into Hilary's outstretched arms.
"Slaves of Mercury" by Nat Schachner
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In poetry:

A little sock, a little toy,
A little lock of golden hair,
The Christmas music on the air,
A watching for my baby boy!
"Christmas Treasures" by Eugene Field
God lent his creatures light and air,
And waters open to the skies;
Man locks him in a stifling lair,
And wonders why his brother dies!
"For The Meeting Of The National Sanitary Association" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
A yell the dead might wake to hear
Swelled on the night air, far and clear;
Then smote the Indian tomahawk
On crashing door and shattering lock;
"Pentucket" by John Greenleaf Whittier
And the dark clouds that veiled thy moon
Were silvery-threaded tissues bright,
Looping the locks of amber light
That float but on the airs of June.
"To June. Written After An Ungenial May" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
But he's ta'en aff his gude steel-cap,
And thrice he's waved it in the air--
The Dinlay snaw was ne'er mair white,
Nor the lyart locks of Harden's hair.
"Jamie Telfer" by Andrew Lang
Like to the sun-nurtured sparkles of air
Were the fair yellow waves of the locks of thy hair,
Pure as foam the soft skin of the one of our race,
Who was mighty in mind as majestic in grace.
"The Death Of The Boar" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell

In news:

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Locke and President Barack Obama depart Air Force One as they arrive in Seattle for a recent fundraising trip.
At their reunion, classmates reminisce about a time when war was in the air, L.A. Was not choked with smog, and people didn't lock their doors.
A pilot accidentally locked himself in the bathroom aboard a flight to New York City and touched off a brief hijacking terror scare that underscored the fears about air travel that still linger more than a decade after 9/11.
More than a year after clearing the F-22 to resume flight operations , the Air Force is still trying to lock-on to the problem with the jet's Oxygen Supply System.
The Taste Protector Cap, found on bottles, features a special seal to lock out air and lock in taste, while preventing the beer from ever touching metal.
It aired after 'The Voice' and I found myself locked into the pilot episode.
Unfortunately for Pat Gudauskas in Round 2, a solid air isn't enough to lock in a stellar wave score this year at Trestles.
The Airsept Click Lock A/C Security System is a unique new tool that alerts service providers if an air conditioning system has been opened since the repair shop last serviced the system.
The governor and the GOP leaders should be locked in a room without air conditioning until they come up with a budget.
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