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pad 1

a. A thin, cushionlike mass of soft material used to fill, to give shape, or to protect against jarring, scraping, or other injury.
b. Sports A piece of equipment consisting of shaped cushioning material often attached to a hard outer surface and worn to protect against blows, collisions, or shots.
2. A flexible saddle without a frame.
3. An ink-soaked cushion used to ink a rubber stamp.
4. A number of sheets of paper of the same size stacked one on top of the other and glued together at one end; a tablet.
a. The broad floating leaf of an aquatic plant such as a water lily.
b. The flattened fleshy stem of a cactus such as a prickly pear. Also called paddle1.
a. The fleshy underside of the end of a finger or toe.
b. The cushionlike flesh on the underside of the toes and feet of many animals.
c. The foot of such an animal.
a. A launch pad.
b. A helipad.
a. A keypad.
b. A touchpad.
9. Slang One's living quarters, especially an apartment.
tr.v. pad·ded, pad·ding, pads
1. To line or stuff with soft material.
2. To lengthen or increase, especially with extraneous or false information: pad a lecture with jokes; pad an expense account.

[Origin unknown.]

pad′less adj.

pad 2

v. pad·ded, pad·ding, pads
1. To go about on foot.
2. To move or walk about almost inaudibly.
To go along (a route) on foot: padding the long road into town.
1. A muffled sound resembling that of soft footsteps.
2. A horse with a plodding gait.

[Early Modern English, probably from Middle Low German *padden (modern Low German padden), from pat, pad-, path; see pent- in Indo-European roots. Sense 2, probably partly also imitative of footsteps.]

pad′der n.
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a highwayman who steals on foot
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Noun1.padder - a highwayman who robs on footpadder - a highwayman who robs on foot  
highwayman, hijacker, road agent, highjacker - a holdup man who stops a vehicle and steals from it
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Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference Chairman, Shabbir Ahmad Dar in a statement paid glorious tributes to Saddam Padder, Professor Mohammad Rafi, Aadil Malik, Tauseef Shaikh and Bilal Molvi on their first martyrdom anniversary.
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The troops killed five youth Gulzar Ahmed Padder, Faisal Ahmed Rathar, Zahid Ahmed Mir, Masroor Ahmed Molvi and Zahoor Ahmed Lone during a cordon and search operation.
The troops killed five youth identified as Gulzar Ahmed Padder, Faisal Ahmed Rathar, Zahid Ahmed Mir, Masroor Ahmed Molvi and Zahoor Ahmed Lone during a cordon and search operation in Chowgam area of the district, KMS reported.
The killed terrorists were identified as Gulzar Ahmad Padder, Faisal Ahmad Rather, Zahid Ahmad Mir, Masroor Molvi and Zahoor Ahmad Lone.
A local police officer said the vehicle was on its way to Kishtwar from Gulabgarh and the majority of the passengers were pilgrims returning from Machail Mata Yatra in Padder area.
Official sources said top Hizbul Mujahideen commander Saddam Padder and Mohammad Rafi Bhat, an assistant professor in Kashmir University, were among the slain terrorists.
Meanwhile, the Indian authorities are ascertaining the identity of the slain militants amid reports that Hizbul Mujahideen commander Saddam Padder was also killed in the gunfight.
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