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Word of the day
for November 23
paddock n
  1. (also figuratively) A small enclosure or field of grassland, especially one used to exercise or graze horses or other animals.
  2. (by extension)
    1. (horse racing) An enclosure next to a racecourse where horses are paraded and mounted before a race and unsaddled after a race.
    2. (motor racing) An area at a racing circuit where the racing vehicles are parked and worked on before and between races.
    3. (sports, slang) A field on which a game is played; a playing field.
    4. (Australia, New Zealand) A field of grassland of any size, either enclosed by fences or delimited by geographical boundaries, especially a large area for keeping cattle or sheep.
    5. (chiefly Australia, New Zealand, mining) A place in a superficial deposit where ore or washdirt (earth rich enough in metal to pay for washing) is excavated; also, a place for storing ore, washdirt, etc. [...]
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