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Meaning of PADDOCK

Pronunciation:  'paduk

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  pen where racehorses are saddled and paraded before a race

PADDOCK is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 See Also: pen



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pad"dock\, n. [OE. padde toad, frog + -ock; akin to D.
    pad, padde, toad, Icel. & Sw. padda, Dan. padde.] (Zo["o]l.)
    A toad or frog. --Wyclif. ``Loathed paddocks.'' --Spenser
    {Paddock pipe} (Bot.), a hollow-stemmed plant of the genus
       {Equisetum}, especially {E. limosum} and the fruiting
       stems of {E. arvense}; -- called also {padow pipe} and
       {toad pipe}. See {Equisetum}.
    {Paddock stone}. See {Toadstone}.
    {Paddock stool} (Bot.),a toadstool.
  2. \Pad"dock\, n. [Corrupted fr. parrock. See {Parrock}.]
    1. A small inclosure or park for sporting. [Obs.]
    2. A small inclosure for pasture; esp., one adjoining a
       stable. --Evelyn. Cowper.