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Date: 1600-1700
Origin: parrock 'enclosed piece of ground' (11-19 centuries), from Old English pearroc

paddock

noun
     
Related topics: Horses, Agriculture
pad‧dock [countable]
1DSH especially British English a small field in which horses are kept
2DSH a piece of ground where horses are brought together before a race so that people can look at them

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