Definitions for: Deadlock


[n] a situation in which no progress can be made; "reached an impasse on the negotiations"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: impasse, stalemate, standstill

See Also: arrest, check, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage

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