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tow·path

 (tō′păth′, -päth′)
n.
A path along a canal or river used by animals towing boats.

towpath

(ˈtəʊˌpɑːθ)
n
a path beside a canal or river, used by people or animals towing boats. Also called: towing path

tow•path

(ˈtoʊˌpæθ, -ˌpɑθ)

n., pl. -paths (-ˌpæðz, -ˌpɑðz, -ˌpæθs, -ˌpɑθs)
a path along the bank of a canal or river, for use in towing boats.
[1780–90, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.towpath - a path along a canal or river used by animals towing boatstowpath - a path along a canal or river used by animals towing boats
path - a way especially designed for a particular use
Translations

towpath

[ˈtəʊpɑːθ] Ncamino m de sirga

towpath

[ˈtəʊpɑːθ] nhalage m, chemin m de halage

towpath

[ˈtəʊˌpɑːθ] nalzaia
References in classic literature ?
The quaint back streets of Kingston, where they came down to the water's edge, looked quite picturesque in the flashing sunlight, the glinting river with its drifting barges, the wooded towpath, the trim-kept villas on the other side, Harris, in a red and orange blazer, grunting away at the sculls, the distant glimpses of the grey old palace of the Tudors, all made a sunny picture, so bright but calm, so full of life, and yet so peaceful, that, early in the day though it was, I felt myself being dreamily lulled off into a musing fit.
He struggled through a dry ditch as she spoke, and came out upon a grassy place that bordered the towpath of the canal.
Concern for man's safety after towpath was sealed off AN area of Longroyd Bridge was cordoned off on Tuesday night due to 'concerns for safety' of a man.
POLICE are investigating after a teenage girl was attacked on a canal towpath by a man walking a dog.
Jake Culshaw, 25, admits he was present when 16-year-old Lewis was shot in the back with a 12-gauge shotgun on a towpath by the Leeds-Liverpool Canal, in Eldonian Village, on November 15 last year.
Among the cyclists who fell victim to towpath muggers were John Ainsworth and Kim Price, who were both set upon in the Ackers Trust basin along the Grand Union Canal in October last year.
Contract Notice: - Change of Existing hard tarmac towpath to dark grey granite sett detail similar to the development frontage interfacing with the canal towpath.
However, when I walk down the canal towpath I see hundreds growing wild in flower in July with not an aphid on them.
Lewis Dunne, right, was hit in the back and died from his injuries in hospital after being found by a member of the public on a canal towpath in Vauxhall, Liverpool on Sunday.
Lewis Dunne was blasted in the back and died from his injuries in hospital after being found by a member of the public on a canal towpath in Vauxhall, Liverpool on Sunday.
This easy walk meets at River Bend Farm Visitor Center and continues along the canal's towpath.