Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Footpath; pavement; sidewalk.

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  • noun footpath; pavement; sidewalk

Etymologies

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French, from trotter to trot. See trot.

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

  • 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

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

    Tante Marie-Francoise

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

    Lettres de ma Terrasse

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

    machine à coudre - 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.

    chien perdu - French Word-A-Day

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Braise The Dog

  • 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

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  • An imam in le vieux territoire

    Has issued the following fatwa:

    "Attend to mes verbes!

    Your chiens to the curb,

    And soil not the course of the trottoir."

    September 25, 2014