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paddock

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noun pad·dock \ˈpa-dək, -dik\

Simple Definition of paddock

  • : 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

  1. 1 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

  2. 2 :  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

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PADDOCK Defined for Kids

paddock

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noun pad·dock \ˈpa-dək\

Definition of paddock

  1. 1 :  an enclosed area where animals are put to eat grass or to exercise

  2. 2 :  an enclosed area where racehorses are saddled and paraded




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