footpath

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From foot +‎ path. Compare Saterland Frisian Foutpaad (footpath), West Frisian fuotpaad (footpath), Dutch voetpad (footpath), German Low German Footpadd (footpath), German Fußpfad (footpath).

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footpath (plural footpaths)

  1. Any set path or trail to be used by people walking.
    • 1886, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, H.L. Brækstad, transl., Folk and Fairy Tales, page 160:
      I felt refreshed after the short rest, and bade the old man farewell and started for town in company with the scared lad, following the footpath below the Grefsen hill.
  2. (Australia, New Zealand) A paved footpath located at the side of a road for the use of pedestrians; a pavement or sidewalk.

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