• WordNet 3.6
    • v padlock fasten with a padlock
    • n padlock a detachable lock; has a hinged shackle that can be passed through the staple of a hasp or the links in a chain and then snapped shut
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Padlock A curb; a restraint.
    • Padlock A portable lock with a bow which is usually jointed or pivoted at one end so that it can be opened, the other end being fastened by the bolt, -- used for fastening by passing the bow through a staple over a hasp or through the links of a chain, etc.
    • v. t Padlock To fasten with, or as with, a padlock; to stop; to shut; to confine as by a padlock.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n padlock A portable lock with a pivoted bow or hasp or a sliding hasp, designed to fit over a staple or engage a ring and to hang suspended when closed. Such locks are made in a great variety of styles, and range from simple gate-locks to complicated permutation-locks. Some padlocks are self-locking; others are locked with a key, the keyhole being in the side or at the bottom.
    • padlock To fasten by or as by means of a padlock.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Padlock pad′lok a movable lock with a link turning on a hinge or pivot at one end, to enable it to pass through a staple or other opening, and to be pressed down to catch the bolt at the other end
    • v.t Padlock to fasten with a padlock
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  • Miguel De Cervantes
    “No padlocks, bolts, or bars can secure a maiden better than her own reserve.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Perh. orig., a lock for a pad, gate, or a gate opening to a path, or perh., a lock for a basket or pannier, and from Prov. E. pad, a pannier. Cf. Pad a path, Paddler


In literature:

Some one padlocked it and put the key in his pocket.
"The Magic City" by Edith Nesbit
The trap-door was padlocked!
"Follow My leader" by Talbot Baines Reed
It was fast and padlocked.
"Kilgorman" by Talbot Baines Reed
It's a good-sized box too, with a staple and padlock to keep the cover down.
"Shorty McCabe on the Job" by Sewell Ford
She was used to seeing it padlocked, and to listen in vain for an answer to her call.
"A Dog with a Bad Name" by Talbot Baines Reed
His mother turned the key in the padlock on the outside of the barn door.
"The Curlytops and Their Pets" by Howard R. Garis
Four hold-all bags with padlocks.
"In Africa" by John T. McCutcheon
He has put it in the padlock.
"Burr Junior" by G. Manville Fenn
No padlock or other means of securing it were used.
"Fred Markham in Russia" by W. H. G. Kingston
It was a difficult operation to perform without noise, for he had to break a padlock.
"The Secret of the Island" by W.H.G. Kingston (translation from Jules Verne)

In poetry:

I have put a padlock
on you, Mother, dear dead human,
so that your great bells,
those dear white ponies,
can go galloping, galloping,
wherever you are.
"Dreaming The Breasts" by Anne Sexton
God works for all. Ye cannot hem the hope of being free
With parallels of latitude, with mountain-range or sea.
Put golden padlocks on Truth's lips, be callous as ye will,
From soul to soul, o'er all the world, leaps one electric thrill.
"On The Capture Of Fugitive Slaves Near Washington" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

Increasing Security with Pacific Lock Hidden Shackle Hockey-Puck Padlocks.
Slap on the Wrist vs Padlock on the Door.
A south Nashville nightclub declared a public nuisance and padlocked by police last week will remain closed.
Yea Baby's to close for good following padlocking order.
The nightclub was padlocked as a public nuisance last Friday.
Padlock secures data without slowing down collaboration.
Actors need to make sure those servers are padlocked, DeSouza said.
Same building was padlocked more than a year ago when it operated as Silverado's More.
The Buena Vista Colored School on 30th Street in Buena Vista now stands empty and padlocked.
The boat is registered to Wayne Lamar Ball of Cumming, Ga. And was docked and padlocked overnight June 6.
And padlocks, what's said about them we won't repeat.
Russian newlyweds place padlocks on the "Trees of Love" on Moscow's Luzhkov bridge.
Students smoke and eat lunch next to the padlocked building, which has two windows, a small fireplace and plaster walls.
New American Lock® Stainless Steel Solid Body Padlocks are built to provide the highest security under extreme weather and the harshest conditions.
John Rork and Lambertville Mini Storage, padlocks from storage units in 7300 block of Lewis.

In science:

The CORAS language allows to relate threat scenarios to adversaries (so called threats, e.g. ”‘hacker”’ or ”‘script kiddy”’ in Figure 2) and to potential vulnerabilities. A vulnerability is denoted by the unlocked padlock (see e.g. ”‘SQL injection”’).
Model-Based Security Testing