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)
to fasten with or as with a padlock.

1425–75; late Middle English padlok. See pod3, lock1

unpadlocked, adjective Unabridged
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padlock (ˈpædˌlɒk)
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
2.  (tr) to fasten with or as if with a padlock
[C15 pad, of obscure origin]

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Word Origin & History

"removable lock," 1479, from lokke (see lock), but the first element is a complete mystery. The verb is attested from 1645.
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Example sentences
Linen is included in the price though you must provide your own padlock for
  your locker.
We should slap a padlock on his house and throw him in prison for five years.
The watertight cabinet supplied shall be of a construction such that its hinged
  cover can be locked by a standard padlock.
Look for the small padlock icon located in either the lower right- or left-hand
  corner of your browser window.
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