by-path

or by·path

[bahy-path, -pahth]
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noun, plural by-paths [bahy-path z, -pahth z, -paths, -pahths] /ˈbaɪˌpæðz, -ˌpɑðz, -ˌpæθs, -ˌpɑθs/.

a private path or an indirect or secondary course or means; byway.

Nearby words

  1. by-election,
  2. by-form,
  3. by-line,
  4. by-name,
  5. by-numbers,
  6. by-play,
  7. by-plot,
  8. by-product,
  9. by-road,
  10. by-street

Origin of by-path

1325–75; Middle English bi path. See by1 (adj.), path

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