Definition of paddock noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpædək//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpædək//
    On the farm, Equine sports
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  1. 1a small field in which horses are kept There was an orchard and a paddock for the horses behind the house. Wordfinderbridle, gallop, harness, horse, paddock, rein, stable, stirrup, tack, thoroughbred See related entries: On the farm, Equine sports
  2. 2(in horse racing or motor racing) an area where horses or cars are taken before a race and shown to the public See related entries: Equine sports
  3. 3(Australian English, New Zealand English) any field or area of land that has fences around it
  4. Word Originearly 17th cent.: apparently a variant of dialect parrock, of unknown ultimate origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: paddock