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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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 and Etymology 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 for Students

  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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