a highwayman or robber who goes on foot.
to proceed stealthily on foot.
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How to use footpad in a sentence
Its plan is to simply sell NASA whatever dirt accumulates on its lander’s footpads, and it’s under no obligation to bring the regolith back to Earth.NASA Will Buy Lunar Dust in the First Commercial Transaction on the Moon | Edd Gent | November 14, 2022 | Singularity Hub
What if a footpad started sinking into the moondust, or the Eagle sprung a leak?
I had not seen a European for more than two years, and I looked myself like a Tibetan footpad.Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 2 (of 2) | Sven Hedin
Others, assuming higher ground, resented silent boot as taking unfair advantage of the burglar or footpad.
"Your age hath taught you but little wisdom, if it hath taught you that I am a footpad," I said.The Coming of the King | James Hocking
British Dictionary definitions for footpad
archaic a robber or highwayman, on foot rather than horseback
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