deadlock

Definition of deadlock

dead´lock`
n.1.A lock which is not self-latching, but requires a key to throw the bolt forward.
2.A counteraction of things, which produces an entire stoppage; a complete obstruction of action.
Things are at a deadlock.
- London Times.
The Board is much more likely to be at a deadlock of two to two.
- The Century.

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