sidewalk

noun

side·​walk ˈsīd-ˌwȯk How to pronounce sidewalk (audio)
: a usually paved walk for pedestrians at the side of a street

Examples of sidewalk in a Sentence

Bicycles are not allowed on the sidewalk.
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Word History

First Known Use

1739, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sidewalk was in 1739

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“Sidewalk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sidewalk. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

sidewalk

noun
side·​walk ˈsīd-ˌwȯk How to pronounce sidewalk (audio)
: a usually paved walk at the side of a street or road

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