padlock

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A padlock

Etymology[edit]

Middle English padlok, from pad-, of unknown origin, + lok (lock). Perhaps originally a lock for a pad (gate), or a gate opening to a path, or a lock for a basket or pannier, from UK dialect pad (a pannier).

Noun[edit]

padlock (plural padlocks)

  1. A detachable lock that can be used to secure something by means of a sliding or hinged shackle

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Verb[edit]

padlock (third-person singular simple present padlocks, present participle padlocking, simple past and past participle padlocked)

  1. To lock using a padlock.

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