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Interlock vs. Overlock

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Interlockverb

(ambitransitive) To fit or clasp together securely.

Overlocknoun

(sewing) A stitch that sews over the edge of one or two pieces of cloth for edging, hemming or seaming.

Interlockverb

To interlace.

Overlockverb

(sewing) To stitch in this manner.

Interlocknoun

A safety device that prevents activation in unsafe conditions.

‘The demonstrator couldn't figure out why the machine wouldn't work, until he remembered that there was an interlock so it wouldn't operate with the cover open.’;

Overlockverb

(transitive) To make the bolt of a lock go too far.

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Interlockverb

To unite, embrace, communicate with, or flow into, one another; to be connected in one system; to lock into one another; to interlace firmly.

Overlockverb

strengthen and prevent fraying of (an edge of cloth) by oversewing it

‘the seams are well stitched and overlocked to prevent fraying’;

Interlockverb

To unite by locking or linking together; to secure in place by mutual fastening.

‘My lady with her fingers interlocked.’;

Overlock

An overlock is a kind of stitch that sews over the edge of one or two pieces of cloth for edging, hemming, or seaming. Usually an overlock sewing machine will cut the edges of the cloth as they are fed through (such machines being called sergers in North America), though some are made without cutters.

Interlockverb

To connect together so that the parts work together as a coordinated unit; to connect as a single system.

Interlocknoun

the act of interlocking or meshing;

‘an interlocking of arms by the police held the crowd in check’;

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Interlockverb

coordinate in such a way that all parts work together effectively

Interlockverb

hold in a locking position;

‘He locked his hands around her neck’;

Interlockverb

become engaged or intermeshed with one another;

‘They were locked in embrace’;

Interlockverb

(of two or more things) engage with each other by overlapping or by the fitting together of projections and recesses

‘their fingers interlocked’;

Interlockverb

lock or join (things) together

‘the two planes were almost interlocked as they climbed together’;

Interlocknoun

a device or mechanism for connecting or coordinating the function of different components

‘a safety interlock to stop the blades spinning’;

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Interlocknoun

a fabric knitted with closely interlocking stitches allowing it to stretch

‘a cotton interlock in black or plum’; ‘a dress in soft interlock’;

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