paddock

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpædək/
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Etymology 1[edit]

Alteration of Middle English parrok, parrock (enclosure, fence, paddock), from Old English pearroc, pearruc (enclosure, fence), from Proto-Germanic *parrukaz (enclosure, fence). Cognate with Dutch perk (flowerbed, garden, pen), German Pferch (sheepfold, sheep-pen), Danish park (pond). Related to park, spar.

Noun[edit]

paddock (plural paddocks)

  1. A small enclosure or field of grassland, especially for horses.
  2. (Australia, New Zealand) A field of grassland of any size, especially for keeping sheep or cattle.
  3. An area where horses are paraded and mounted before a race and unsaddled after a race.
  4. Land, fenced or otherwise delimited, which is most often part of a sheep or cattle property.
  5. (motor racing) An area at circuit where the racing vehicles are parked and worked on before and between races.
  6. (field sports, slang) The playing field.
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Verb[edit]

paddock (third-person singular simple present paddocks, present participle paddocking, simple past and past participle paddocked)

  1. (transitive) To provide with a paddock.
  2. (transitive) To keep in, or place in, a paddock.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English paddok, equivalent to pad (frog or toad) +‎ -ock.

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Noun[edit]

paddock (plural paddocks)

  1. (archaic or dialectal) A frog or toad.
    • Wycliffe
      Soothly if thou wilt not deliver, lo! I shall smite all thy terms with paddocks. (Exodus 8:2)
    • Edmund Spenser
      The grisly toadstool grown there might I see, / And loathed paddocks lording on the same.
    • Shakespeare, Macbeth 1.1.10
      FIRST WITCH: I come, Graymalkin.
      SECOND WITCH: Paddock calls.
      THIRD WITCH: Anon.
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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From English paddock

Noun[edit]

paddock m (plural paddocks)

  1. paddock
  2. (slang) pad (bed)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English paddock

Noun[edit]

paddock m (plural paddocks)

  1. (motor racing) paddock