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paddle-box
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Paddock definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PAD'DOCK, n. A toad or frog.
PAD'DOCK, n.
1. A small inclosure for deer or other animals.
2. An inclosure for races with hounds, etc.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: pen where racehorses are saddled and paraded before a race

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: alteration of Middle English parrok, from Old English pearroc, from Medieval Latin parricus Date: 1622 1. a. a usually enclosed area used especially for pasturing or exercising animals; especially an enclosure where racehorses are saddled and paraded before a race b. Australian & New Zealand an often enclosed field 2. an area at an automobile racecourse where racing cars are parked

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a small field, esp. for keeping horses in. 2 a turf enclosure adjoining a racecourse where horses or cars are assembled before a race. 3 Austral. & NZ a field; a plot of land. Etymology: app. var. of (now dial.) parrock (OE pearruc): see PARK

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Paddock Pad"dock, n. [OE. padde toad, frog + -ock; akin to D. pad, padde, toad, Icel. & Sw. padda, Dan. padde.] (Zo["o]l.) A toad or frog. --Wyclif. ``Loathed paddocks.'' --Spenser Paddock pipe (Bot.), a hollow-stemmed plant of the genus Equisetum, especially E. limosum and the fruiting stems of E. arvense; -- called also padow pipe and toad pipe. See Equisetum. Paddock stone. See Toadstone. Paddock stool (Bot.),a toadstool.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Paddock Pad"dock, n. [Corrupted fr. parrock. See Parrock.] 1. A small inclosure or park for sporting. [Obs.] 2. A small inclosure for pasture; esp., one adjoining a stable. --Evelyn. Cowper.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(paddocks) 1. A paddock is a small field where horses are kept. The family kept horses in the paddock in front of the house. N-COUNT 2. In horse racing or motor racing, the paddock is the place where the horses or cars are kept just before each race. N-COUNT



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