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.
/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
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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