a highwayman who traveled on foot
Origin of footpadsee pad
A thief who preys on pedestrians.
Origin of footpadfoot + obsolete pad, highwayman (probably from Middle Dutch pad, path; 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.