verb[with object] (usually as adjective padlocked) Back to top
Secure with a padlock: a padlocked door
More example sentences
- One gate is padlocked - but chained so carelessly a man could squeeze through the gap with ease.
- Members of council noted that media reports of the incident had frightened seniors who are now padlocking their doors.
- Andy was padlocked behind a steel door when I arrived.
lock (up), fasten, secure
late 15th century: from pad- (of unknown origin) + the noun lock1.