Meaning of lockup
Pronunciation: (lok'up"), [key]
- a jail, esp. a local one for temporary detention.
- the act of locking up or the state of being locked up.
- a temporary imprisonment or detention, as of suspects or prisoners.
- a stock that has been held by an individual as a long-term investment, or that a brokerage firm is required by a regulation to hold for a certain period of time before it can be sold.
- any investment or credit instrument, as a renewed loan, in which capital is tied up for a long time.
- the entire body of type and cuts locked up in a chase preparatory to printing or platemaking.
- the act or procedure of locking up type and cuts in a chase.
- a sudden stopping of the rotation of a wheel.
- a rented locker, storage space, or garage.
- lockup (Thesaurus)