verb (used with object)
Origin of padlock
Related formsun·pad·locked, adjective
Examples from the Web for padlock
On the Pont des Arts we buy a padlock engraved with our initials, T and E.
Yet Romney happily slid his leg into this manacle, slammed down the padlock, and threw the key into the river.Michael Tomasky: Obama’s High-Stakes Gamble on Gay Marriage|Michael Tomasky|May 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
One tent had a padlock on the front, a visible if not effective request for some privacy.
This extraordinary man lived in a cave, and when Shên I and his men arrived he emerged brandishing a padlock.Myths and Legends of China|E. T. C. Werner
Kiddie loosened the padlock, flung open the door and looked within.Kiddie the Scout|Robert Leighton
So Andy put a padlock on the old log cabin where his loom was set up and went back down to the mill-town.The Best Short Stories of 1915|Various
They looked upon my collar and padlock just as women look at each other's diamonds.Daisy|Miranda Eliot Swan
Already he had set the ax-blade between the padlock and the staple.Darkness and Dawn|George Allan England