Pronunciation: (ded'lok"), [key]
1. a state in which progress is impossible, as in a dispute, produced by the counteraction of opposing forces; standstill; stalemate: The union and management reached a deadlock over fringe benefits.
3. a maximum-security cell for the solitary confinement of a prisoner.
to bring or come to a deadlock.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.