WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
pad•lock /ˈpædˌlɑk/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Buildinga small lock made of a U-shaped bar that can be opened and swung away.

v. [+ object]
  1. Buildingto fasten with or as if with a padlock:The file cabinet was padlocked.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
pad•lock  (padlok′),USA pronunciation  n. 
  1. a portable or detachable lock with a pivoted or sliding shackle that can be passed through a link, ring, staple, or the like.

  1. to fasten with or as with a padlock.
  • late Middle English padlok. See pod3, lock1 1425–75

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

padlock /ˈpædˌlɒk/ n
  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
  1. (transitive) to fasten with or as if with a padlock
Etymology: 15th Century pad, of obscure origin

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