Pad"lock` (?), n. [Perh. orig., a lock for a pad gate, or a gate opening to a path, or perh., a lock for a basket or pannier, and from Prov. E. pad a pannier. Cf. Pad a path, Paddler.]

1.

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.

Fig.: A curb; a restraint.

 

© Webster 1913.


Pad"lock`, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Padlocked (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Padlocking.]

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

Milton. Tennyson.

 

© Webster 1913.

Log in or registerto write something here or to contact authors.