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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
First recorded in 1660-70; side1 + walk
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  • He is constantly stopping or turning his horses to the sidewalk, right or left.

  • With a whine of remonstrance it swung wider, and Crane stepped out on the sidewalk.

    Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
  • Eudora paced down the sidewalk with a magnificent, stately gait.

    The Yates Pride Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • He was aware of Angle's fluttering farewells on the sidewalk.

    The Fortune Hunter Louis Joseph Vance
  • And then she was on the sidewalk, her face, upturned to his, vivacious with excitement.

    The Black Bag Louis Joseph Vance
British Dictionary definitions for sidewalk

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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