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Pad Pad, n. [Perh. akin to pod.] 1. A soft, or small, cushion; a mass of anything soft; stuffing. [1913 Webster]

2. A kind of cushion for writing upon, or for blotting; esp., one formed of many flat sheets of writing paper, or layers of blotting paper; a block of paper. [1913 Webster]

3. A cushion used as a saddle without a tree or frame. [1913 Webster]

4. A stuffed guard or protection; esp., one worn on the legs of horses to prevent bruising. [1913 Webster]

5. (Zo["o]l.) A cushionlike thickening of the skin one the under side of the toes of animals. [1913 Webster]

6. A floating leaf of a water lily or similar plant. [1913 Webster]

7. (Med.) A soft bag or cushion to relieve pressure, support a part, etc. [1913 Webster]

8. (Naut.) A piece of timber fixed on a beam to fit the curve of the deck. --W. C. Russel. [1913 Webster]

9. A measure for fish; as, sixty mackerel go to a pad; a basket of soles. [Eng.] --Simmonds. [1913 Webster]

10. A dwelling place, usually an apartment; one's living quarters; as, come over to my pad to watch the game. [Slang] [PJC]

11. A sum of money paid as a bribe to police officers, shared among them; also, the list of such officers receiving such a bribe. [PJC]

{Pad cloth}, a saddlecloth; a housing.

{Pad saddle}. See def. 3, above.

{Pad tree} (Harness Making), a piece of wood or metal which gives rigidity and shape to a harness pad. --Knight.

{on the pad}, receiving bribes; -- of police officers. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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