paddock

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noun pad·dock \ˈpa-dək, -dik\

Definition of paddock

  1. 1a :  a usually enclosed area used especially for pasturing or exercising animals led the sheep into the paddock; especially :  an enclosure where racehorses are saddled and paraded before a raceb Australia and 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: 1547

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PADDOCK Defined for English Language Learners

paddock

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noun pad·dock \ˈpa-dək, -dik\

Definition of paddock for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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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