ETYM as. pearroc, or perh. rather from French parc; both being of the same origin; cf. Late Lat. parcus, parricus, Irish and Gael. pairc, w. park, parwg. Related to Paddock an inclosure, Parrock.
1. A gear position that acts as a parking brake.
2. A large area of land preserved in its natural state as public property.
3. A piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area; SYN. commons, common, green.