a detachable lock; has a hinged shackle that can be passed through the staple of a hasp or the links in a chain and then snapped shut
fasten with a padlock
- Did you remember to padlock the gate?
- She padlocked her bike to the railings.
- The gate was padlocked.
The gates of the villa were still padlocked but light came from a ground floor window.出自： L. Grant
My mouth shall never be padlocked by any noble of them all.出自： fig.