Meaning of “padlock” in the English Dictionary

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padlocknoun [ C ]

us /ˈpædˌlɑk/

a movable lock with a U-shaped part that is pushed into another part to close and is usually opened with a key:

One of the gates has a padlock on it.
padlock
verb [ T ] us /ˈpædˌlɑk/

After 10 p.m. the doors are padlocked.

(Definition of “padlock” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)