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English definition of “towpath”

towpath

noun [C] uk   /ˈtəʊ.pɑːθ/ us    /ˈtoʊ.pæθ/
a path that goes along the side of a river or canal, used in the past by horses pulling boats: We walked along the towpath.Pedestrian routesParts of watercourses
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