What does the word padlock mean?

Usage examples for padlock

  1. He guessed I'd be frightened, so he brought the padlock and put it on himself." – Love of Brothers by 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 by 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 by Frank Richard Stockton