padlock (n.)

"removable lock with a pivoted bow or hasp," late 15c., pad-lok, from lock (n.1), but the first element is of obscure origin; perhaps originally, as some sources suggest, "a lock for a pannier."

padlock (v.)

"to fasten by or as if by a padlock," 1640s, from padlock (n.). Related: Padlocked; padlocking.

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