footway

[ foo t-wey ]
/ ˈfʊtˌweɪ /

noun

a way or path for people going on foot.
Also called footpath. British. a sidewalk.

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Origin of footway

First recorded in 1425–75, footway is from the late Middle English word fotewey. See foot, way1
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British Dictionary definitions for footway

footway
/ (ˈfʊtˌweɪ) /

noun

a way or path for pedestrians, such as a raised walk along the edge of a bridge
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