Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. footpath; pavement; sidewalk

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Footpath; pavement; sidewalk.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A footway on each side of a street; a sidewalk.

Etymologies

French, from trotter to trot. See trot. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "unpatriotic jargon," such as "trottoir" for sidewalk or "serviette" for napkin, as was the bourgeois custom in Leipzig, a cosmopolitan city.

    The Center for Lutheran Theology and Public Life

  • Nous faisons silence et, de fait, les deux mamies voisines engagent dans le parler local une conversation d'un trottoir à l'autre.

    la routine - French Word-A-Day

  • The cars, which line the trottoir, * are packed so closely together that they block our view of what might lie beyond.

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  • In the corner, a dressmaker's mannequin loomed, its hourglass figure a little more curvy than those belonging to the Parisian woman passing behind me, on the trottoir (I could see their reflections in the shop's window, where my nose now flattened up against the glass).

    machine à coudre - French Word-A-Day

  • Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 02: 59 PM une prestation = service offered une retouche = alteration le panier = basket le trottoir = pavement, sidewalk

    machine à coudre - French Word-A-Day

  • I should démènage (to the back of the bar?) but this particular table has a view of le trottoir, where passersby catch my eye.

    souci - French Word-A-Day

  • French Vocabulary une prestation = service offered une retouche = alteration le panier = basket le trottoir = pavement, sidewalk

    machine à coudre - French Word-A-Day

  • Kristin, I'd guess that, by now, you've received 2 photos of its "relative" found "sur un trottoir" along a little street leading to Greenwich Park about a month ago!

    clandestin - French Word-A-Day

  • The story was the same, albeit the trottoir was different ....

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  • Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 02:59 PM une prestation = service offered une retouche = alteration le panier = basket le trottoir = pavement, sidewalk

    machine à coudre - French Word-A-Day

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