from The Century Dictionary.

  • To lock up.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To lock up.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb obsolete to lock up


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word uplock.


  • The left brake line, strut actuator and uplock actuator temperature measurements rose significantly, 20 to 30 degrees in five minutes.

    CNN Transcript Feb 2, 2003 2003

  • At 7: 53, as we were passing over California, we've identified that a fourth left brake line strut actuator and uplock actuator temperature measurements rose significantly.

    CNN Transcript Feb 3, 2003 2003

  • The left uplock assembly, upper attachment bolt, nut and cotter pin assembly used to mount the left main landing gear to the structure were installed, but did not engage the uplock assembly.

    HEADLINES 2010

  • During its investigation the NTSB determined the aircraft underwent extensive maintenance that included the removal, replacement and visual inspection of the left and right main landing gear uplock assemblies.

    HEADLINES 2010

  • As a result the uplock assembly pivoted about to the lower bolt.

    HEADLINES 2010

  • Since the upper attachment bolt did not engage the uplock assembly, the left main landing gear remained in the up-and-locked position, and did not respond to pilot commands to lower before landing.

    HEADLINES 2010

  • NTSB's investigation revealed that the mechanic who replaced the left uplock assembly had not completed uplock assembly work previously, received no on-the-job training for the task and was not supervised during the procedure.

    HEADLINES 2010

  • The NTSB's investigation revealed that post-maintenance inspections were not adequate to detect mis-rigging of the uplock assembly.

    HEADLINES 2010

  • Cowlings are secure, oil is present at the proper level, all the control surfaces move in the right direction, inspection ports are all closed with fasteners in, gear is lubricated and the uplock springs are working, and so on.

    Cockpit Conversation 2008


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.