Recent Examples of padlock from the Web
Jim had to cut off the outer padlock and replace it since the key was among Thomas’ possessions still at the Sacramento Police Department.
Theft A cellphone and wallet were reported taken after someone removed a padlock from a locker at LA Fitness, 620 N. York Street between 2 p.m. and 4:35 p.m. July 5.
A padlock secures a gate near the third base dugout.
Sure, at Alderson, a woman beat another woman’s face with a padlock in her sock, and a jealous lover attacked the woman’s other girlfriend in the dining hall.
Yeah, there was a literal padlock on the gas meter.
Someone had painted a pink peace symbol on the large white doors of Harris’ loft, next to a koi fish ornament hanging by a pair of padlocks.
Meanwhile, the mainframes of other machines are guarded by easy-to-pick padlocks or by no barrier at all.
A boat trailer’s padlock was cut; nothing was stolen.
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Origin and Etymology of padlock
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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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)
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