- pedestal table,
- pedestrian crossing,
Origin of pedestrian
Examples from the Web for pedestrian
A number of bottles and other debris came down upon the demonstrators and cops on the roadway from the pedestrian walkway above.
Every car passenger and pedestrian is checked, one by one, until the operatives find their target.Obama’s Deadly Informants: The Drone Spotters of Pakistan|Umar Farooq, Syed Fakhar Kakakhel|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
An 18-year-old man dressed as a clown mugged a pedestrian, striking him 30 times in the back and neck with an iron bar.
Traffic, as anyone who has spent time in these cities easily notices, poses particular threats to riders and pedestrian alike.
They are spread out now throughout the almost traffic and pedestrian- free city using different buildings as command bases.
It is eminently worth a visit, and is easily reached by the pedestrian.Gairloch In North-West Ross-Shire|John H. Dixon, F.S.A. Scot
Sabre in hand, therefore, he placed himself in front of the pedestrian.The Tiger Hunter|Mayne Reid
During a heavy gale a chimney-pot was hurled through the air, and crashed upon the pavement just in front of a pedestrian.Amusements in Mathematics|Henry Ernest Dudeney
Jefferson, as was his habit, drew up his horse and touched his hat to the pedestrian.
The ideal method of locomotion is really that of the pedestrian—shanks'-mare ought to be popular.Egoists|James Huneker
- a person travelling on foot; walker
- (as modifier)a pedestrian precinct
Word Origin for pedestrian
1716, "prosaic, dull" (of writing), from Latin pedester (genitive pedestris) "plain, not versified, prosaic," literally "on foot" (sense contrasted with equester "on horseback"), from pedes "one who goes on foot," from pes (genitive pedis) "foot" (see foot (n.)). Meaning "going on foot" is first attested 1791 in English (it also was a sense of Latin pedester). The earlier adjective in English was pedestrial (1610s).
"walker," 1793, from pedestrian (adj.).