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A thief who preys on pedestrians.
[foot + obsolete pad, highwayman (probably from Middle Dutch pad, path; see pent- in Indo-European roots).]
1. The cushionlike flesh on the underpart of the toes and feet of many animals.
2. A plate or similar structure on the leg of a spacecraft that distributes weight and helps prevent sinking after landing.
1. (Historical Terms) a robber or highwayman, on foot rather than horseback
a highwayman or robber who goes on foot.