padlock


pad·lock

noun \ˈpad-ˌläk\

: a strong lock with a curved bar that connects to the main part of the lock and holds together two parts of something (such as a chain or a gate)

Full Definition of PADLOCK

:  a removable lock with a shackle that can be passed through a staple or link and then secured
padlock transitive verb

Origin of PADLOCK

Middle English padlok, from pad- (of unknown origin) + lok lock
First Known Use: 15th century

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