pad·​dock | \ ˈpa-dək How to pronounce paddock (audio) , -dik\

Definition of paddock

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 race
b Australia and New Zealand : an often enclosed field
2 : an area at an automobile racecourse where racing cars are parked

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Newgarden and his No. 2 team seem to always find their way to the front while the paddock seems to believe the Andretti cars, especially that of Alexander Rossi, are best in class this year. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "Insider: Let's not repeat mistake of counting out Simon Pagenaud," 23 June 2019 Once the crew was at the paddock, they were joined by Chad Brown, the trainer who has been working with Gronkowski the horse for the last month. Nora Princiotti,, "A tale of two Gronkowskis, and their day at the Belmont Stakes," 10 June 2018 From the moment Marc Marquez enters the paddock at the Circuit of the Americas, a feeling of inevitability settles over the track: This race seems already won. Jim Vertuno, The Seattle Times, "Unbeaten Marquez the ‘king’ of MotoGP Texas race," 12 Apr. 2019 The Stakes Room offers private wraparound balconies which provide phenomenal views of both the track and paddock. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Here's your chance to win tickets and do the Kentucky Derby (and Oaks) like a celebrity," 10 Apr. 2018 Barber Motorsports Park is a wide open road course with numrtoud access points to the paddock. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "Why did IndyCar let teams refuel before restart at Alabama?," 23 Apr. 2018 Access to that paddock usually requires at least two different lanyards and some kind of inside connection. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Open mind, wide open throttle: We go to our first NASCAR race," 15 Nov. 2018 Fans are able to enjoy trackside views of all eleven races in open areas without seating or just dance the night away in the paddock with several bands like Tony and the Tan Lines performing on a main stage. Scott Utterback, The Courier-Journal, "Downs After Dark adopts neon night theme at Churchill Downs," 3 June 2018 Once suitably situated, we were sent out into the paddock to warm the cars up. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "How a day driving high-downforce cars at VIR taught me I’m OK being slow," 11 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of paddock

1547, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for paddock

alteration of Middle English parrok, from Old English pearroc, from Medieval Latin parricus

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English Language Learners 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


pad·​dock | \ ˈpa-dək How to pronounce paddock (audio) \

Kids Definition of paddock

1 : an enclosed area where animals are put to eat grass or to exercise
2 : an enclosed area where racehorses are saddled and paraded

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