Definition of Towpath

1. Noun. A path along a canal or river used by animals towing boats.

Exact synonyms: Towing Path
Generic synonyms: Path



Definition of Towpath

1. n. A path traveled by men or animals in towing boats; -- called also towing path.

Definition of Towpath

1. Noun. a path alongside a canal or river, originally for horses towing barges, now more often used as a footpath ¹

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Definition of Towpath

1. a path along a river that is used by animals towing boats [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Towpath

townships
townsite
townsites
townskip
townskips
townsman
townsmen
townspeople
townswoman
townswomen
townward
townwards
townwear
townwide
towny
towpath (current term)
towpaths
towplane
towplanes
towrope
towropes
tows
towsack
towsacks
towse
towsed
towser
towsers
towses
towsier

Literary usage of Towpath

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1. A Dictionary of Altitudes in the United Statesby Henry Gannett by Henry Gannett (1906)
"Do. .hydrant, Grand avenue and Geddes Do of west towpath, Geddes street street. ..hydrant, ... Do. .copper plug in towpath abutment of Bear street bridge. ..."

2. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1903)
"None stich seem to have existed in this case; and if the towpath was located ... The towpath at this point was constructed of loose earth taken from the ..."

3. Supplementary Index to the Session Laws of the State of New York: With All by William Henry Silvernail (1901)
"Extending towpath of Cayuga and Seneca canal — L. 1900, c. 662. Claim of — L. 1899, c. 719. Sewer bonds — L. 1898, c. 62. See also Cities. ..."

4. The American and English Railroad Cases: A Collection of All Cases in the by Lawrence Lewis, Adelbert Hamilton, John Houston Merrill, William Mark McKinney, James Manford Kerr, John Crawford Thomson (1889)
"He swears that after the completion of the canal there was no point on the lands in dispute where the foot of the towpath was coincident with the high- ..."

5. Translation of the Law of Waters in Force in the Island of Cuba by Cuba (1900)
"The width thereof shall be one meter, if a foot towpath, and of two meters, if a horse towpath. When the topography of the land or other obstacles require ..."

6. The Elements of Civil Engineering: Prepared for Students of the by International Correspondence Schools (1899)
"5 of the S. & BRR, which is directly over the center line of the towpath of ... The canal makes the same curve as the towpath, the arcs being struck from ..."

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