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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 ?
He struggled through a dry ditch as she spoke, and came out upon a grassy place that bordered the towpath of the canal.
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.
West Midlands Police said patrols had been stepped up on canal towpaths.
But as the numbers of people using the nation's towpaths reaches record levels, the Canal & River Trust is hoping the new duck lane on the Calder and Hebble Navigation between Elland and Brookfoot will highlight the narrowness of the space that is being shared by a range of people and wildlife.
WALKERS will have the opportunity to take a stroll on the towpaths of a north Powys canal next month thanks to a free guided walk organised by the county council.
Rehabilitation of towpaths coated (concrete, hydrocarbon, paving);
Within the West Midlands we have so many canal towpaths which over the years have been made so accessible and usable by councils, people on community service and volunteers within the waterways agency.
Police are warning people to avoid walking alone towpaths until the attackers are caught.
TOURISM chiefs are kick-starting plans to transform Ireland's former canal towpaths into a world-class cycle network.
For many years they were regarded as open sewers but now, after extensive cleaning, bankwork and laying of new towpaths, fishing is better than it has ever been.
IT'S on record that the number of people using towpaths is up by 30 per cent in five years.
A CHARITY is urging people to show respect when using canal towpaths after a survey found one of the main concerns is the behaviour of visitors.