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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).]
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.
(Historical Terms) archaic a robber or highwayman, on foot rather than horseback
a highwayman or robber who goes on foot.