Part of speech: verb

To fasten or provide with a padlock.

Part of speech: noun

A detachable lock, fastened through a staple.

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Usage examples "padlock":

  1. He guessed I'd be frightened, so he brought the padlock and put it on himself." - "Love of Brothers", Katharine Tynan.
  2. Conway finished the work he was doing, snapped the heavy padlock into the log chain, which fastened the double doors of the small building where odds and ends were stored during the winter, and came on through the snow, smiting his hands together to get the chilled blood running. - "The Short Cut", Jackson Gregory.
  3. But when he went back agin to de gate, Sent Peter had jus' shet it, and was lockin' it up wid a big padlock. - "The Late Mrs. Null", Frank Richard Stockton.