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padlock

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noun pad·lock \ˈpad-ˌläk\

Simple Definition of padlock

  • : 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)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of padlock

  1. :  a removable lock with a shackle that can be passed through a staple or link and then secured

padlock transitive verb

PADLOCK Defined for Kids

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padlock

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noun pad·lock \ˈpad-ˌläk\

Definition of padlock for Students

  1. :  a removable lock with a curved piece that snaps into a catch




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padlock

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verb pad·lock

Definition of padlock for Students

padlockedpadlocking

  1. :  to fasten with a removable lock





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