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Lockstep meaning

lockstep - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. a manner of marching in file in which each person's leg moves with and behind the corresponding leg of the person ahead; " the prisoner's ankles were so chained together that they could only march in lockstep"
  2. 2. a standard procedure that is followed mindlessly; " the union's support had been in lockstep for years"

lockstep - examples of usage

  1. Are we but jail birds who at keeper's call Move into line, and then with lockstep march To face a judge who may us sentence give? - "'A Comedy of Errors' in Seven Acts", Spokeshave (AKA Old Fogy).
  2. The lung line of prisoners, in stripes and lockstep, resembles an undulating snake, wriggling from side to side, its black- and- gray body moving forward, yet apparently remaining in the same spot. - "Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist", Alexander Berkman.
  3. Flanked by guards, we cross the prison yard in close lockstep. - "Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist", Alexander Berkman.
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