a highwayman who traveled on foot
Origin of footpadsee pad
A thief who preys on pedestrians.
Origin of footpadfoot 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.)
- The cushionlike flesh on the underpart of the toes and feet of many animals.
- A plate or similar structure on the leg of a spacecraft that distributes weight and helps prevent sinking after landing.