towpath

[toh-path, -pahth]
noun, plural towpaths [toh-pathz, -pahthz, -paths, -pahths] .
a path along the bank of a canal or river, for use in towing boats.

Origin:
1780–90, Americanism; tow1 + path

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towpath (ˈtəʊˌpɑːθ)
 
n
Also called: towing path a path beside a canal or river, used by people or animals towing boats

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Example sentences
For a list of towpath conditions and closures click here.
The towpath remains open, where the nest can be easily viewed.
Hikers and bikers must yield the right of way to horses on the towpath.
Please observe the posted signs along the towpath to avoid entering the closed area.
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