Paddock definition

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The definition of a paddock is a small field near a stable where horses exercise or where they're saddled.

An example of a paddock is an enclosed green field near a racetrack stable.

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An enclosure at a racetrack where the horses are assembled, saddled, and paraded before each race.
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An area of an automobile racetrack where cars are prepared before a race.
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(archaic except in dialects) A frog or toad.
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A small enclosure or field of grassland, especially for horses.
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(Australia, New Zealand) A field of grassland of any size, especially for keeping sheep or cattle.
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A fenced area, usually near a stable, used chiefly for grazing horses.
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To shut in a paddock.
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(australian) A piece of fenced-in land.
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An area where horses are paraded and mounted before a race and unsaddled after a race.
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Land, fenced or otherwise delimited, which is most often part of a sheep or cattle property.
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(motor racing) An area at circuit where the racing vehicles are parked and worked on before and between races.
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To provide with a paddock. To keep in, or place in, a paddock.
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An enclosure at a racetrack, where horses are saddled.
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In Australia, an enclosed piece of land.
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To confine in a paddock.
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(scot.) A frog.
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(archaic) A toad.
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A small field or enclosure near a stable, in which horses are exercised.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
paddock
Plural:
paddocks

Origin of paddock

  • Alteration of Middle English parrok from Old English pearroc

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Alteration of Middle English parrok, parrock (“enclosure, fence, paddock"), from Old English pearroc, pearruc (“enclosure, fence"), from Proto-Germanic *parrukaz (“enclosure, fence"), from Proto-Germanic *parr- (“stake, bar, beam, fence-post"), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)par- (“beam, log") + Proto-Germanic *-ukaz, *-ikaz (See -ock). Cognate with Dutch perk (“flowerbed, garden, pen"), German Pferch (“sheepfold, sheep-pen"), Danish park (“pond"). Related to park, spar.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English paddok, equivalent to pad (“frog or toad") +"Ž -ock.

    From Wiktionary