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footpad

[ foot-pad ]
/ ˈfʊtˌpæd /
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noun

a highwayman or robber who goes on foot.

verb (used without object), foot·pad·ded, foot·pad·ding.

to proceed stealthily on foot.

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Origin of footpad

First recorded in 1675–85; foot + pad2
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British Dictionary definitions for footpad

footpad
/ (ˈfʊtˌpæd) /

noun

archaic a robber or highwayman, on foot rather than horseback
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