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Meaning of PADLOCK

Pronunciation:  'padluk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a detachable lock; has a hinged shackle that can be passed through the staple of a hasp or the links in a chain and then snapped shut
  2. [v]  fasten with a padlock

PADLOCK is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 See Also: lock, lock, shackle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pad"lock`\, n. [Perh. orig., a lock for a pad gate, or
    a gate opening to a path, or perh., a lock for a basket or
    pannier, and from Prov. E. pad a pannier. Cf. {Pad} a path,
    1. A portable lock with a bow which is usually jointed or
       pivoted at one end so that it can be opened, the other end
       being fastened by the bolt, -- used for fastening by
       passing the bow through a staple over a hasp or through
       the links of a chain, etc.
    2. Fig.: A curb; a restraint.
  2. \Pad"lock`\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Padlocked}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Padlocking}.]
    To fasten with, or as with, a padlock; to stop; to shut; to
    confine as by a padlock. --Milton. Tennyson.
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