from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A thief who preys on pedestrians.
- n. A plate or similar structure on the leg of a spacecraft that distributes weight and helps prevent sinking after landing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The soft underside of an animal's paw.
- n. A medicated bandage for the treatment of corns and warts.
- n. A thief on foot who robs travellers on the road.
- n. (also "foot pad") An unmade, minor walking trail formed only by foot traffic.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A highwayman or robber on foot.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A highwayman who robs on foot; specifically, one of a large class, existing in Europe when police authority was still in an ineffective condition, who made a business of robbing people passing on horseback or in carriages.
- n. A pad fitted over the sole of a horse's foot to prevent balling in snow.
- n. An anklet of leather strapped on a horse's foot to prevent interfering; a boot.
- n. In entomology, a cushion-like expansion on the lower surface of the tarsal joints: applied especially to the onychium, or membranous cushion between the tarsal claws. Also called foot-cushion and pulvillus. See cut under flesh-fly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a highwayman who robs on foot
foot + obsolete pad, highwayman (probably from Middle Dutch pad, path; see pent- in Indo-European roots).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)