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garden-path

[gahr-dn-path, -pahth] /ˈgɑr dnˌpæθ, -ˌpɑθ/
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1.
noting or pertaining to a sentence that is easily parsed incorrectly because its beginning suggests it has an interpretation that it clearly does not have.
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