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paddock

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[ pad-uhk ]
/ ˈpæd ək /
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noun

a small, usually enclosed field near a stable or barn for pasturing or exercising animals.
the enclosure in which horses are saddled and mounted before a race.
Australian. any enclosed field or pasture.

verb (used with object)

to confine or enclose in or as in a paddock.

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Origin of paddock

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1540–50; variant of Middle English parrok, with r heard as flapped d;Old English pearroc enclosure, originally fence. See park

Definition for paddock (2 of 2)

paddock2
[ pad-uhk ]
/ ˈpæd ək /

noun

Archaic. a frog or toad.

Origin of paddock

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First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English paddok(e), derivative of early Middle English pad “toad” (compare English dialectal pad “frog”); akin to Dutch, Low German pad, Old Norse padda; see -ock
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British Dictionary definitions for paddock (1 of 2)

paddock1
/ (ˈpædək) /

noun

verb

(tr) to confine (horses, etc) in a paddock

Word Origin for paddock

C17: variant of dialect parrock, from Old English pearruc enclosure, of Germanic origin. See park

British Dictionary definitions for paddock (2 of 2)

paddock2
/ (ˈpædək) /

noun

archaic, or dialect a frog or toadAlso called (Scot): puddock

Word Origin for paddock

C12: from pad toad, probably from Old Norse padda; see -ock
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