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towpath Line breaks: tow|path
Pronunciation: /ˈtəʊpɑːθ/
(also towing path)

Definition of towpath in English:


A path beside a river or canal, originally used as a pathway for horses towing barges.
Example sentences
  • Much of the route follows the towpath of the Caledonian Canal.
  • These include relocating the canal towpath to a bridge walkway creating a direct route for pedestrians crossing the basin.
  • I love walking along canal towpaths and the route taken by the Leeds and Liverpool through Blackburn is a history lesson.

Words that rhyme with towpath

Hogarth • warpath

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