Paddock vs Turnout - What's the difference?

paddock | turnout |

As nouns the difference between paddock and turnout

is that paddock is (archaic except in dialects) a frog or toad or paddock can be a small enclosure or field of grassland, especially for horses while turnout is attendance; crowd.

As a verb paddock

is to provide with a paddock to keep in, or place in, a paddock.


Etymology 1

From (etyl) paddok, equivalent to .

Alternative forms

* (l) (obsolete)


(en noun)
  • (archaic except in dialects) A frog or toad.
  • * Wycliffe
  • Soothly if thou wilt not deliver, lo! I shall smite all thy terms with paddocks . (Exodus 8:2)
  • * Spenser
  • The grisly toadstool grown there might I see, / And loathed paddocks lording on the same.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Paddock calls (Macbeth 1.1.10)
    Derived terms
    * paddock pipe * paddock stone * paddock stool

    Etymology 2

    Alteration of (etyl) parrok, . Related to (l), (l).


    (en noun)
  • A small enclosure or field of grassland, especially for horses.
  • *
  • the two of them usually spent their Sundays together in the small paddock beyond the orchard, grazing side by side and never speaking.
  • (Australia, New Zealand) A field of grassland of any size, especially for keeping sheep or cattle.
  • An area where horses are paraded and mounted before a race and unsaddled after a race.
  • Land, fenced or otherwise delimited, which is most often part of a sheep or cattle property.
  • (motor racing) An area at circuit where the racing vehicles are parked and worked on before and between races.
  • Derived terms
    * heifer paddock * long paddock


    (en verb)
  • To provide with a paddock. To keep in, or place in, a paddock.
  • English words suffixed with -ock ----




    (en noun)
  • attendance; crowd
  • This restaurant had a pretty good turnout for a Wednesday night.
  • (US) a place to pull off a road
  • When towing a trailer, use the turnouts to let faster traffic pass.
  • (rail transport, chiefly, US) a place where moveable rails allow a train to switch tracks; a set of points
  • Synonyms

    * (roadside area) lay-by