footpad

Part of speech: noun

A highwayman or robber on foot.

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Usage examples "footpad":

  1. I was told that Virginia Water lay there, and that the evening before a single footpad had robbed a coach in that precise spot, or within a few hundred yards of the very place where the King of England at the moment was amusing himself with the fishing- rod. - "Recollections of Europe", J. Fenimore Cooper.
  2. Oh, your strenuous friends with the footpad technique? - "The Dark Star", Robert W. Chambers.
  3. The footpad lay in wait on the lonely country road or among the bushes of the open fields at the back of Lincoln's Inn. - "The History of London", Walter Besant.