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sidewalk

[sahyd-wawk] /ˈsaɪdˌwɔk/
noun
1.
a walk, especially a paved one, at the side of a street or road.
Origin of sidewalk
1660-1670
1660-70; side1 + walk
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sidewalk

/ˈsaɪdˌwɔːk/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a hard-surfaced path for pedestrians alongside and a little higher than a road Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) pavement
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Word Origin and History for sidewalk
n.

"path for pedestrians on the side of a street," 1739, from side (adj.) + walk (n.). The use of sidewalk for pavement as one of the characteristic differences between American and British English has been noted since at least 1902.

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