interlocking

  1. contact by fitting together
  2. coordinate in such a way that all parts work together effectively
  3. hold in a locking position
  4. become engaged or intermeshed with one another

Interlocking

In railway signalling, an interlocking is an arrangement of signal apparatus that prevents conflicting movements through an arrangement of tracks such as junctions or crossings. The signalling appliances and tracks are sometimes collectively referred to as an interlocking plant. An interlocking is designed so that it is impossible to display a sig...
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interlocking

(from the article `African music`) Interlocking techniques are a prominent feature of many instrumental styles in East and southeastern Africa. From regions in Tanzania and Mozambique ...
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interlocking

(from the article `railroad`) The first attempts at interlocking switches and signals were made in France in 1855 and in Britain in 1856. Interlocking at crossings and junctions ...
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interlocking

(from the article `tapestry`) The fourth treatment—interlocking—was introduced in the Gobelins factory in the 18th century. Here wefts of juxtaposed colour segments are looped ...
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Interlocking

A method in which hair is maintained or tightened using a tool.
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Interlocking

A method in which hair is maintained or tightened using a tool.
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Interlocking

a rock texture where grains (mineral crystals in igneous and metamorphic rocks) lock together like a mosaic.
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Interlocking

Any location that includes a switch or crossing of two tracks, derived from the early practice of installation of a system of mechanical equipment called an interlocking plant to prevent collisions. See also signal box. Interlocking is also the term for the actual mechanical or electrical apparatus that prevents switch/points and signals from being...
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Interlocking

In signalling, a system to prevent the setting up of conflicting routes. At first they were mechanical, then electro-mechanical. Now they are largely computerised using a two in three voting system or similar protocol. Also note the term SSI (solid state interlocking). In the US, the term Interlocking refers to an area where junctions and signals a...
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interlocking

interdependent liaison between the control levers or the electrical control circuits of different apparatus such as points, signals, which makes it impossible to place them in positions which are unsafe NOTE 1 - In English, the term 'interlocking' refers also to the place where interlocking is achieved. NOTE 2 - In French, the term 'enclenchement' ...
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