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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2006-02-13 09:02:37

Registered: 2006-02-13
Posts: 2

"paddle lock" for "padlock"

I had a friend who used “paddle lock.” Kind of makes sense, a padlock is sort of paddle shaped. Googling reveals that canoes and kayaks actually have paddle locks and there is one lock company that sells something called a paddle lock that isn’t a padlock. Plenty of misuses as well.



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