Definitions for paddockˈpæd ək

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pad•dockˈpæd ək(n.)

  1. a small, usu. enclosed field near a stable or barn for pasturing or exercising animals.

  2. the enclosure in which horses are saddled and mounted before a race.

  3. (v.t.)to confine in a paddock.

Origin of paddock:

1615–20; appar. alter. of dial. parrock, ME; OE pearroc enclosure, orig. fence. See park

Princeton's WordNet

  1. paddock(noun)

    pen where racehorses are saddled and paraded before a race

Webster Dictionary

  1. Paddock(noun)

    a toad or frog

  2. Paddock(noun)

    a small inclosure or park for sporting

  3. Paddock(noun)

    a small inclosure for pasture; esp., one adjoining a stable


  1. Paddock

    Paddock is the codeword for an alternative Cabinet War Room bunker for Winston Churchill's World War II government located in Dollis Hill, northwest London under the Post Office Research Station. It was constructed in 1939 but only rarely used during the war, with only two meetings of the War Cabinet being held there. It was abandoned in 1944. Paddock has had various, intermittent uses since but otherwise the site remains largely disused as it was when it was decommissioned at the end of World War II. The bunker is owned by the housing association responsible for the homes now occupying part of the former research station site above, and is open to the public two or three times a year, with guided tours provided by volunteers from the Subterranea Britannica organisation - see below.

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a small field, containing grass and usually near a house or stable, in which horses etc are often kept.

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