a highwayman or robber who goes on foot.
verb (used without object), footpadded, footpadding.
to proceed stealthily on foot.

1675–85; foot + pad2 Unabridged
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footpad (ˈfʊtˌpæd)
archaic a robber or highwayman, on foot rather than horseback

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Main Entry:  footpad
Part of Speech:  n
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Word Origin & History

"highway robber," 1680s, from foot + pad (v.).
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Example sentences
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.
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