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footpad

[foo t-pad] /ˈfʊtˌpæd/
noun
1.
a highwayman or robber who goes on foot.
verb (used without object), footpadded, footpadding.
2.
to proceed stealthily on foot.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; foot + pad2
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Examples from the web for footpad
  • Part of the lander's footpad is visible at bottom right.
  • His feet are a blend of the camel's two-toed conjoined footpad and the guanaco's cloven hoof.
  • The first picture also showed part of the leg to which the footpad was attached.
British Dictionary definitions for footpad

footpad

/ˈfʊtˌpæd/
noun
1.
(archaic) a robber or highwayman, on foot rather than horseback
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Contemporary definitions for footpad
noun

See digital pad

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Word Origin and History for footpad
n.

"highway robber," 1680s, from foot (n.) + pad "pathway," from Middle Dutch pad "way, path," from Proto-Germanic *patha- "way, path" (see path).

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