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 Origin late 15th cent.: from pad- (of unknown origin) + the noun lock.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: padlock

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