foot·​way ˈfu̇t-ˌwā How to pronounce footway (audio)
: a narrow way or path for pedestrians

Examples of footway in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The narrow footway was a good place to spot herons and it was surrounded with brambles so thick that two people could barely walk side-by-side. Matt Reynolds, WIRED, 29 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of footway was in the 15th century

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“Footway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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