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padlock

[pad-lok] /ˈpædˌlɒk/
noun
1.
a portable or detachable lock with a pivoted or sliding shackle that can be passed through a link, ring, staple, or the like.
verb (used with object)
2.
to fasten with or as with a padlock.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English padlok. See pod3, lock1
Related forms
unpadlocked, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pad-lock

padlock

/ˈpædˌlɒk/
noun
1.
a detachable lock having a hinged or sliding shackle, which can be used to secure a door, lid, etc, by passing the shackle through rings or staples
verb
2.
(transitive) to fasten with or as if with a padlock
Word Origin
C15 pad, of obscure origin
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Word Origin and History for pad-lock

padlock

n.

"removable lock," late 15c., from lokke (see lock (n.)), but the first element is of unknown origin.

v.

1640s, from padlock (n.). Related: Padlocked; padlocking.

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