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Definition of the noun airlock

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noun - plural: airlocks

  1. a chamber that provides access to space where air is under pressure
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • alternative spelling: air lock
    • more generic word: chamber = a natural or artificial enclosed space

Alternative definition of the noun airlock


  1. 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.


Airlock is a Belgium based Trip-hop musical group formed November 1997 in Brussels notable for their ambient music on several popular TV series: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and CSI: Miami. The band members were Renaud Charlier, Ernst W. Meinrath and Pierre Mussche.

  • albums: "Drystar", "Symptomatic", "Face Down"
  • official website:


"Airlock" is an action game developed by Data Age in which you have to go out of a submarine. It received mediocre reviews from critics.

  • publisher: Data Age
  • released in (34 years ago)


Airlock is a London based digital agency specialising in multi-platform which was founded in early 2001 and is most notable for its work with Diesel, the BBC, Channel 4, Motorola and Heineken.


Airlock: A parachute airlock is a safety mechanism built into some parachute models which resist it losing its shape while open. It uses a ram air structure to stiffen each section of the outer edge.

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Google previewThe Complete Guide to Brewing Your Own Beer at Home: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply (2012)

by Richard Helweg

Airlock — Airlocks are devices that allow gas to escape from a fermenting vessel but stop any outside air from entering. A standard airlock is a three-piece device. One piece is a tube that ts into the stopper or through Photo courtesy of www.

Google previewThe Space Trade (2014)

by L. Paul Turner

The airlock is the border crossing in sciencefiction, and it will be in space science . Things happen at borders. Transitions are made, things are exchanged, chemical reactions happen when one substance reacts with another at the point of ...

Google previewObservation of the Earth and Its Environment (2002)

Survey of Missions and Sensors by Herbert J. Kramer

The airlock is the primary path for ISS space walk activity (entry and departure of astronauts or cosmonauts). The airlock is a pressurized flight element consisting of two cylindrical chambers attached end-to-end by a connecting bulkhead and ...

Google previewHomebrewing For Dummies (2008)

by Marty Nachel

Airlock: An airlock is an inexpensive (but incredibly simple and efficient) tool that allows the carbon dioxide gases to escape from the fermenter during fermentation without compromising the antiseptic environment within. Filled halfway with ...

Google previewThe New Cider Maker's Handbook (2013)

A Comprehensive Guide for Craft Producers by Claude Jolicoeur

AIRLOCK The airlock is a small gadget that lets carbon dioxide gas (produced by the fermentation) escape while preventing air from coming in. Thus, it is a one- way valve. This is an essential accessory, for if the fermentation vessel were ...

Google previewCanning and Preserving All-in-One For Dummies (2011)

by Consumer Dummies

Airlock: An airlock is an inexpensive (but incredibly simple and efficient) tool that allows the carbon dioxide gases to escape from the fermenter during fermentation without compromising the antiseptic environment within. Filled halfway with ...

Google previewNemesis Class Pursuit Ship (2009)

by Michael Thomas (Writer and designer for science fiction games)

The airlock is the normal means of entry or egress from the ship, but both the spinner hangar and the cargo bay have telescopic ramp doors which provide access for any larger items of equipment or cargo. Opening the doors or flying the ...

Google previewDomestic Engineering and the Journal of Mechanical Contracting (1915)

Airlock is a common occurrence, however, when the lift increases to 10 ft. or more . We think therefore that we can help correspondent most by discussing methods for relieving the air. It is sometimes relieved by means of an air pump, and also ...

Google previewDynamic Isolation Technologies in Negative Pressure Isolation Wards (2016)

by Zhonglin Xu, Bin Zhou

by WHO, “Airlock is an enclosed space with two or more doors, which is interposed between two or more rooms, e.g. of differing classes of cleanliness, for the purpose of controlling the airflow between ...

Google previewSerpent Mage (1993)

by Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman

The airlock is the easiest means of entering and exiting the ship while submerged. Rolltop doors set into the keel open the two-deck-tall airlock to the sea. Special rods of elven design displace the atmosphere in the chamber to holding tanks ...

Google previewBrew (2016)

The Foolproof Guide to Making Your Own Beer At Home by James Morton

Airlock An airlock is a device that acts to lock air out of your bucket. As the beer ferments, it produces carbon dioxide (CO2). This causes an increase in pressure in your fermenter, and forces the air out through any available opening. Because ...

Google previewDictionary Of Civil Engineering (1992)

by John S. Scott

airlock air-bubble curtain See bubble barrier. air compressor See compressor. air content of fresh concrete The air content of fresh concrete is measured, under BS 1881, by applying air pressure to an enclosed sample of known volume and ...

Google previewDictionary of Astronomy and Astronautics (1959)

by Armand Spitz, Frank Gaynor

airlock (ASTRONAUTICS) A small chamber equipped with an airtight. 9.

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Space Technology, Revised Edition (2009)

by Joseph A. Angelo

the airlock module (AM); the instrument unit ( IU); and the orbital workshop (OWS), which included the living and working ...

Google previewThe Star Trek Encyclopedia (2011)

by Michael Okuda, Denise Okuda, Debbie Mirek


Google previewScience and Technology Encyclopedia (2000)

by The University of Chicago Press, Leszek Kołakowski

airlock Hermetically sealed passageway ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Energy-efficient Building Design (1977)

391 Practical Case Studies by Kaiman Lee


Google previewDictionary of Space Technology (2013)

by Joseph Angelo

the airlock module (AM); the instrument unit (IU); and the orbital workshop (OWS), which ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Food and Health (2015)

No Yes Yes Ventilation Inward airflow No Desirable Yes Yes Controlled ventilating system No Desirable Yes Yes HEPA-filtered air exhaust No No Yes/ nob Yes Double-door entry No No Yes Yes Airlock No No No Yes Airlock with shower No ...

Google previewBantam Medical Dictionary, Fifth Edition (2009)

by Laurence Urdang

air embolism an airlock that obstructs the outflow of blood from the right ventricle ofthe heart. Air may gain access to the circulation as a result ofsurgery. injury.

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Small photo of Home brewed wine fermenting in plastic demijohn with airlock.Small photo of MOSCOW; RUSSIA- OCTOBER 06- Airlock of Spacecraft Voskhod-2.It provided the world's first man in space access March 18, 1965 in Space Museum on October 06; 2015 in MoscowSmall photo of Close-up of Carboy Airlock used during Fermentation of Homebrew BeerSmall photo of Gate lock chamber on the river Volga. Photographing from the boat, descending into the airlockSmall photo of Detail of an ancient airlock equipment on the Ammer in Graswang ValleySmall photo of Peach wine in a demijohn with airlock in place due to wine still fermenting.Small photo of Ancient airlock equipment on the Ammer in Graswang Valley More...

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Airlock Meaning

Video shows what airlock means. A sealed, airtight chamber, such as in a manned spacecraft or submarine, used to provide access to and from the sealed area ...

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Scrabble value of A1I1R1L1O1C3K5

The value of this 7-letter word is 13 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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