footpad

  • 1 Footpad — Foot pad , n. A highwayman or robber on foot. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 footpad — (n.) highway robber, 1680s, from FOOT (Cf. foot) (n.) + pad pathway, from M.Du. pad way, path, from P.Gmc. *patha way, path (see PATH (Cf. path)) …

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  • 3 footpad — [foot′pad΄] n. [see PAD4] a highwayman who traveled on foot …

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  • 4 Footpad — A footpad is a robber or thief specializing in pedestrian victims. The term was used widely throughout the 16th century until the 19th century, but gradually fell out of common use. A footpad was considered a low criminal, as opposed to the… …

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  • 5 footpad — pad pad (p[a^]d), n. [D. pad. [root]21. See {Path}.] 1. A footpath; a road. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] 2. An easy paced horse; a padnag. Addison [1913 Webster] An abbot on an ambling pad. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 3. A robber that infests …

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  • 6 footpad — /ˈfʊtpæd/ (say footpad) noun Obsolete a thief who robs on foot …

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  • 7 footpad — I. noun Etymology: foot + pad highwayman, probably from 3pad Date: 1678 a criminal who robs pedestrians II. noun Etymology: foot + 1pad Date: 1966 a flattish foot on the leg of a spacecraft for distributing weight to minimize sinking into a… …

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  • 8 footpad — /foot pad /, n., v., footpadded, footpadding. n. 1. a highwayman or robber who goes on foot. v.i. 2. to proceed stealthily on foot. [1675 85; FOOT + PAD2] * * * …

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  • 9 footpad — noun a) The soft underside of an animals paw. The fraudulent clerk and the flash cracksman interchanged experiences. The smugglers stories of lucky ventures and successful runs were capped by the footpads reminiscences of foggy nights and stolen… …

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  • 10 footpad — see PAD …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 11 footpad — n. thief, highway robber …

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  • 12 footpad —    see highwayman …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 13 footpad — noun historical a highwayman operating on foot rather than riding a horse …

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  • 14 footpad — n. Highwayman, brigand, robber, free booter, bandit …

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  • 15 footpad — foot•pad [[t]ˈfʊtˌpæd[/t]] n. a highwayman or robber who goes on foot • Etymology: 1675–85; foot+pad II, in sense “highwayman” …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 footpad — see PAD …

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  • 17 footpad — n. hist. an unmounted highwayman …

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  • 18 Neutrophil granulocyte — Neutrophil redirects here. For organisms that grow in neutral pH environments, see neutrophile. Neutrophil granulocyte A neutrophil, stained with Wright s stain.  This cell is approximately 12 µm in diameter …

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  • 19 pad — (p[a^]d), n. [D. pad. [root]21. See {Path}.] 1. A footpath; a road. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] 2. An easy paced horse; a padnag. Addison [1913 Webster] An abbot on an ambling pad. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 3. A robber that infests the… …

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  • 20 Padder — Pad der, n. 1. One who, or that which, pads. [1913 Webster] 2. A highwayman; a footpad. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …

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