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



BrE BrE//ˈpædlɒk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpædlɑːk//
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a type of lock that is used to fasten two things together or to fasten one thing to another. Padlocks are used with chains on gates, etc. Word Originlate 15th cent.: from pad- (of unknown origin) + the noun lock.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: padlock

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