towpath

noun
tow·path | \ˈtō-ˌpath, -ˌpäth\

Definition of towpath 

: a path (as along a canal) traveled especially by draft animals towing boats

called also towing path

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Taylors Landing and the Brunswick Boat Ramp were shut down on Friday, and the towpath bridge washed out over Culvert 82 near Brunswick. — Keith L. Alexander, Washington Post, "Man sentenced for killing housemates," 19 May 2018 Above-freezing temperatures kept much snow from sticking until midafternoon; a morning 12-kilometer run along the C & O Canal towpath in Georgetown went on unencumbered. Rachel Weiner, Washington Post, "For the first time in four years, D.C. gets December snow," 9 Dec. 2017 There's a paved trail with descriptive historical markers along the former towpath for the Illinois & Michigan Canal, which was completed in 1848 and led to Chicago's growth as a great city for commerce. Ted Slowik, chicagotribune.com, "Lockport and Lemont: Museums, trails showcase history," 14 June 2017

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1788, in the meaning defined above

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towpath

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English Language Learners Definition of towpath

: a path along a river or canal used by people or horses for towing boats

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