[ US /ˈɛɹˌɫɔk/ ]
[ UK /ˈe‍əlɒk/ ]
  1. a chamber that provides access to space where air is under pressure
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How To Use airlock In A Sentence

  • Set in the middle of the arctic wilds of northern Canada, the station included a mock airlock, space toilet and spacesuits for conducting experiments outside.
  • We never discovered how the U-13 had penetrated the airlock where the infection took place. CHAMELEON
  • This would enable the launch of an Orion and an expendable orbital work platform that includes an EVA airlock, a remote manipulator arm and the necessary berthing equipment as well as the replacement components on shuttle-style payload racks. New Uses for Constellation Systems? - NASA Watch
  • The snow blew in after us through the first set of doors in the airlock.
  • ET, but immediately after Fincke stepped outside the hatch to the airlock, ground control detected the problem.
  • My personal idea for an ideal multi-role manned spacecraft is either a lifting body or a DynaSoar-like 'space plane' with a docking airlock aft so that it can act as a 'tow truck' for specialised mission modules. How Best to Access the ISS-and LEO? - NASA Watch
  • On the other side of the airlock was the open crater floor. Moonwar
  • We came to a stop in a position that put our shuttle's passengers compartment outer hatch ten feet away from their airlock.
  • With a secure airlock established between the two ships, the Scout transferred over to the derelict.
  • During that flight, Leonov performed the first space walk, leaving the spacecraft through an inflatable airlock for several minutes.
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