footpad


1foot·pad

noun \-ˌpad\

Definition of FOOTPAD

:  a criminal who robs pedestrians

Origin of FOOTPAD

foot + pad highwayman, probably from 3pad
First Known Use: 1678

2footpad

noun

Definition of FOOTPAD

:  a flattish foot on the leg of a spacecraft for distributing weight to minimize sinking into a surface

Origin of FOOTPAD

foot + 1pad
First Known Use: 1966

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