Footpad meaning

fo͝ot'păd'
A thief who preys on pedestrians.
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The cushionlike flesh on the underpart of the toes and feet of many animals.
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A plate or similar structure on the leg of a spacecraft that distributes weight and helps prevent sinking after landing.
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A highwayman who traveled on foot.
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The cushionlike flesh on the underpart of the toes and feet of many animals.
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The soft underside of an animal's paw.
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(medicine) A medicated bandage for the treatment of corns and warts.
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(archaic) A thief on foot who robs travellers on the road.
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(Australia) (also "foot pad") An unmade, minor walking trail formed only by foot traffic.
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Origin of footpad

  • foot obsolete pad highwayman (probably from Middle Dutch pad path pent- in Indo-European roots)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition