airlock definition

  • noun:
    • A sealed, airtight chamber, such as for example in a manned spacecraft or submarine, used to supply use of and from the sealed area without permitting environment out or water in.
    • a chamber that provides usage of space in which environment is under pressure
    • A sealed, airtight chamber, such as in a manned spacecraft or submarine, used to provide usage of and through the sealed area without permitting environment out or liquid in.
    • a chamber that delivers access to area in which air is under great pressure

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