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[foo t-wey] /ˈfʊtˌweɪ/
a way or path for people going on foot.
Also called footpath. British. a sidewalk.
Origin of footway
late Middle English
1425-75; late Middle English fotewey. See foot, way1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Within minutes of the official opening, the footway started to tilt and sway alarmingly.
  • Designing a ramp which will encroach on the public footway should be the last alternative considered.
  • Backfilling is the process of filling the excavated area caused by the plumbing repair for safe roadways and/or footway traffic.
  • The purpose is to ensure that the roadway and/or footway are restored with in-kind materials.
  • The sun breaking through their leaves and branches threw a pattern of light and shade on the sandy footway.
  • The warning tile is easy to integrate in a concrete or tile footway.
  • Type and location of lights and footway shelter platforms in the vicinity of pedestrian walkways.
British Dictionary definitions for footway


a way or path for pedestrians, such as a raised walk along the edge of a bridge
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