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Examples of PEDESTRIAN
The car slid off the road and almost hit a group of pedestrians.
First Known Use of PEDESTRIAN
PEDESTRIAN Defined for Kids
Definition of PEDESTRIAN for Kids
: a person who is walking
Word Root of PEDESTRIAN
The Latin word pes, meaning “foot,” and its form pedis give us the root ped. A pedestrian is a person who travels on foot. Before trains, planes, and cars, an expedition, or journey, was often carried out by foot. An impediment makes movement or progress difficult, as if getting in the way of the feet.