Definition of 'padlock'
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They trained their weapons on him as he turned his key in the padlock. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Check there is a locked padlock unbroken key in the bottom of your browser window accessing bank websites. The Sun (2008)We moved to our big compound and there was a padlock on the door so we blew the door off. The Sun (2009)Look for the padlock or unbroken key in the bottom of your browser window to check you are using a secure website. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Its giant padlock would have secured the Bastille. Times, Sunday Times (2008)ALWAYS losing the key for your padlock or forgetting the code? The Sun (2016)A padlock icon displayed at the bottom of your computer screen is another indication that it is protected. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Before entering card details, make sure that the locked padlock or unbroken key symbol is showing in your browser. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Mr Lock gave the woman the padlock key and told her to leave after she refused to get into his bed. Times, Sunday Times (2013)One'cruel' man put a padlock on her fridge. The Sun (2009)When Lock gave the woman the key to her padlock, she left and walked to a nearby bus stop. The Sun (2013)Think no-frills wooden huts on stilts on the sand, complete with hammocks and mosquito nets and secured with a padlock. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It puts them quickly on the offensive, but always with the padlock secure at the back and Portsmouth found them unplayable. Times, Sunday Times (2008)A padlock used to secure it was discovered by police fixed to the WRONG post. The Sun (2006)
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Translations for 'padlock'
British English: padlock /ˈpædˌlɒk/ NOUN
A padlock is a lock which is used for fastening two things together.
They had put a padlock on the door.
- American English: padlock
- Arabic: قِفْلٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: cadeado
- Chinese: 挂锁
- Croatian: lokot
- Czech: visací zámek
- Danish: hængelås
- Dutch: hangslot
- European Spanish: candado
- Finnish: munalukko
- French: cadenas
- German: Vorhängeschloss
- Greek: λουκέτο
- Italian: lucchetto
- Japanese: 南京錠
- Korean: 맹꽁이 자물쇠
- Norwegian: hengelås
- Polish: kłódka
- European Portuguese: cadeado
- Romanian: lacăt
- Russian: висячий замок
- Spanish: candado
- Swedish: hänglås
- Thai: กุญแจแบบคล้องสายยู
- Turkish: asma kilit
- Ukrainian: (висячий) замок
- Vietnamese: khóa móc
British English: padlock VERB
If you padlock something, you lock it or fasten it to something else using a padlock.
He parked his bicycle against a lamppost and padlocked it.
- American English: padlock
- Brazilian Portuguese: fechar com cadeado
- Chinese: 用挂锁锁上
- European Spanish: cerrar con candado
- French: cadenasser
- German: mit einem Vorhängeschloss verschließen
- Italian: chiudere con il lucchetto
- Japanese: 南京錠をかける
- Korean: 맹꽁이 자물쇠로 잠그다
- European Portuguese: fechar com cadeado
- Spanish: cerrar con candado
Definition of padlock from the Collins English Dictionary
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