padlock

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noun pad·lock \ˈpad-ˌläk\

Definition of padlock

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

padlock

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Origin and Etymology of padlock

Middle English padlok, from pad- (of unknown origin) + lok lock


First Known Use: 15th century


PADLOCK Defined for English Language Learners

padlock

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noun pad·lock \ˈpad-ˌläk\

Definition of padlock for English Language Learners

  • : 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)


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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verb pad·lock

Definition of padlock for Students

padlocked

padlocking

  1. :  to fasten with a removable lock



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