noun pad·dock \ˈpa-dək, -dik\

: a small field where animals (such as horses) are kept

: an enclosed area at a race track where horses, dogs, etc., are kept before a race

Full Definition of PADDOCK

a :  a usually enclosed area used especially for pasturing or exercising animals; especially :  an enclosure where racehorses are saddled and paraded before a race
b Australian & New Zealand :  an often enclosed field
:  an area at an automobile racecourse where racing cars are parked

Origin of PADDOCK

alteration of Middle English parrok, from Old English pearroc, from Medieval Latin parricus
First Known Use: 1622

Other Equestrian Terms

canter, cantle, curry, farrier, hunter, router, skirt, tack

Rhymes with PADDOCK


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