paddock

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English[edit]

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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-West Germanic *parruk, from Proto-Germanic *parrukaz (enclosure, fence).

Doublet of park. Cognate with Dutch perk (flowerbed, garden, pen), German Pferch (sheepfold, sheep-pen), Danish park (pond). Perhaps related to spar and spear.

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 (small).

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Noun[edit]

paddock (plural paddocks)

  1. (archaic or dialectal) A frog or toad. Cold as a paddock.
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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From English paddock.

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paddock m (plural paddocks)

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

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English paddock. Doublet of parque.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpadok/, [ˈpa.ð̞ok]

Noun[edit]

paddock m (plural paddocks)

  1. (motor racing) paddock