Heelpath
Heelpath Heel"path`, n. [So called with a play upon the words tow and toe.] The bank of a canal opposite, and corresponding to, that of the towpath; berm. [U. S.]

The Cowles found convenient spiles sunk in the heelpath. --The Century. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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