Definition Of padlock


a detachable lock hanging by a pivoted hook on the object fastened.

It was locked with a padlock , and padlocks are especially easy to pick.

secure with a padlock.

a padlocked door

Example Of padlock

  • a padlock on the garden gate

  • A gate has been padlocked on an access road leading down to one beach to prevent vehicles getting too close; and various agencies have been put on alert.

  • Alex leaned up against the locker near hers and waited patiently for her to stick her coat in the locker and get the padlock on and locked.

  • Andy was padlocked behind a steel door when I arrived.

  • Anyone can snap shut an open padlock - you don't need a key to lock it - but opening it again is really tough.

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