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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”).
footpath (plural footpaths)
- 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.
- (Australia, New Zealand) A paved footpath located at the side of a road for the use of pedestrians; a pavement or sidewalk.
path for pedestrians