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  • a standstill resulting from the opposition of two evenly matched forces; a stalemate or impasse
  • (computing) an inability to continue due to two programs or devices each requiring a response from the other before completing an operation
  • to cause or to come to a deadlock
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

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.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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