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

Origin of by-path

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

noun
  1. a little-used path or track, esp in the country
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