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padlock


(padlocks, padlocking, padlocked)
1.
A padlock is a lock which is used for fastening two things together. It consists of a block of metal with a U-shaped bar attached to it. One end of the bar is released by turning a key in the lock.
They had put a padlock on the door of his flat.
N-COUNT
2.
If you padlock something, you lock it or fasten it to something else using a padlock.
Eddie parked his cycle against a lamp post and padlocked it...
VERB: V n, also V n to n



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