Padlock Definition

pădlŏk
padlocked, padlocks
noun
A removable lock with a hinged or pivoting link to be passed through a staple, chain, or eye.
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verb
To fasten with or as with a padlock.
Webster's New World
To close (a building) against entrance.
Webster's New World
To padlock is to secure something using a lock with a hinged U-shaped hook.
When you wrap chains around the doors of your storage shed and you then secure the chains with a U-shaped lock so they cannot be removed, this is an example of when you padlock your shed.
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Other Word Forms of Padlock

Noun

Singular:
padlock
Plural:
padlocks

Origin of Padlock

  • Middle English padlok, from pad-, of unknown origin, + lok (“lock"). Perhaps originally a lock for a pad (“gate"), or a gate opening to a path, or a lock for a basket or pannier, from UK dialect pad (“a pannier").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English padlok pad- of unknown meaning lok lock lock1

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

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