Definitions for padlockˈpædˌlɒk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a portable or detachable lock with a pivoted or sliding shackle that can be passed through a link, ring, staple, or the like.

    Category: Building Trades

  2. (v.t.)to fasten with or as if with a padlock.

    Category: Building Trades

Origin of padlock:

1425–75; late ME padlok. See pod3, lock1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. padlock(verb)

    a detachable lock; has a hinged shackle that can be passed through the staple of a hasp or the links in a chain and then snapped shut

  2. padlock(verb)

    fasten with a padlock

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. padlock(noun)ˈpædˌlɒk

    a lock with a U-shaped fastener

  2. padlock(verb)ˈpædˌlɒk

    to fasten with a padlock

    to padlock the door


  1. padlock(Noun)

    A detachable lock that can be used to secure something by means of a sliding or hinged shackle

  2. padlock(Verb)

    To lock using a padlock.

  3. Origin: padlok, from pad-, of unknown origin, + lok

Webster Dictionary

  1. Padlock(noun)

    a portable lock with a bow which is usually jointed or pivoted at one end so that it can be opened, the other end being fastened by the bolt, -- used for fastening by passing the bow through a staple over a hasp or through the links of a chain, etc

  2. Padlock(noun)

    fig.: A curb; a restraint

  3. Padlock(verb)

    to fasten with, or as with, a padlock; to stop; to shut; to confine as by a padlock


  1. Padlock

    Padlocks are detachable locking devices used to protect against unauthorized use, vandalism, and theft. They are designed to protect against some degree of surreptitious and forced entry.

Translations for padlock

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a (usually metal) movable lock with a U-shaped bar which can be passed through a ring, chain etc and locked

He has put a padlock on the gate.

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