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padlock

[′pad‚läk]
(design engineering)
An unmounted lock with a shackle that can be opened and closed; the shackle is usually passed through an eye, then closed to secure a hasp.
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Coroner Dr Paul Knapman revealed he was found in a bag which was padlocked shut and the corpse appeared to be in an "advanced state of decay", a court spokeswoman said.
Nepal Students Union also padlocked their office after the employee's association did it.
David Abel, representing West Midlands Fire Service, told the hearing that an inspection at the club on January 22 found one fire exit door padlocked shut, another sealed up and external gates padlocked shut.
The officers had forced their way into the house in Crumpsall, Manchester, and smashed down the padlocked door where they found the two children safe and well.
Meanwhile, the premises are padlocked and the owner has to start a holdover action to gain legal possession before going back to the city to get permission to unpadlock and release.
With a picture of three padlocked bottles of milk he tweeted: "In other news, the milk theft in Halifax Police Station seems to be rife.
KAILALI, April 25 -- Cadres of the UCPN (Maoist) padlocked the office of Rani Jamara Kularia Irrigation Project at Kailali on Sunday to obstruct Irrigation Minister Bal Krishna Khand's office inspection programme scheduled for Monday.
I saw that the public toilet was being padlocked and I took the signs down and unlocked the padlock and turned the water back on.
They promptly padlocked one playmate to the metal clip on the knotted rope and let him down into the nettle-patch den.
RAIDERS padlocked the front of a factory unit they had broken into to avoid being caught.
A MAN who left his bike padlocked outside Nuneaton Library while he caught a bus to Coventry returned to find only one of his wheels remaining.
When all the bags had been checked in under guard, the doors of the normal baggage entrance were closed with a padlocked metal bar.