The definition of a paddock is a small field near a stable where horses exercise or where they're saddled.noun
An example of a paddock is an enclosed green field near a racetrack stable.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- Scot. a frog
- Archaic a toad
Origin: ME paddoke < padde (< OE pad, frog, toad) + -ok, -ock
- a small field or enclosure near a stable, in which horses are exercised
- an enclosure at a racetrack, where horses are saddled
- in Australia, an enclosed piece of land
Origin: phonetic alteration of earlier parrock < ME parrok, enclosed field < OE pearruc, enclosure: see park
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- A fenced area, usually near a stable, used chiefly for grazing horses.
- Sports a. An enclosure at a racetrack where the horses are assembled, saddled, and paraded before each race.b. An area of an automobile racetrack where cars are prepared before a race.
- Australian A piece of fenced-in land.
Origin: Alteration of Middle English parrok, from Old English pearroc.