from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Any mechanical, electric, or pneumatic device for locking the levers of a railroad switching or signaling system; any device for controlling mechanism designed to perform only one movement at a time to the exclusion of all other movements.
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We'll ask if it would be much better for the interlocker if the parties were together with him, and then we'll ask Bob Schieffer some and then Mr. Schieffer can chime in with questions of our three guests as well.
KING: Senator Mitchell, rather than shuttle diplomacy, isn't the interlocker better off if both parties are with him?
As I said, no one seems to take him seriously as a political interlocker.