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foot·pad 1

 (fo͝ot′păd′)
n.
A thief who preys on pedestrians.

[foot + obsolete thieves' cant pad, highway, highwayman (from Dutch pad or Middle Low German pat, pad-, path, both from Germanic *patha-; see pent- in Indo-European roots).]

foot·pad 2

 (fo͝ot′păd′)
n.
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.

footpad

(ˈfʊtˌpæd)
n
(Historical Terms) archaic a robber or highwayman, on foot rather than horseback

foot•pad

(ˈfʊtˌpæd)

n.
a highwayman or robber who goes on foot.
[1675–85; foot + pad2, in sense “highwayman”]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.footpad - a highwayman who robs on footfootpad - a highwayman who robs on foot  
highwayman, hijacker, road agent, highjacker - a holdup man who stops a vehicle and steals from it
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