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Meaning of "towpath" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TOWPATH

towpath  [ˈtəʊˌpɑːθ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TOWPATH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Towpath is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TOWPATH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

towpath

Towpath

A towpath is a road or trail on the bank of a river, canal, or other inland waterway. The purpose of a towpath is to allow a land vehicle, beasts of burden, or a team of human pullers to tow a boat, often a barge. This mode of transport was common where sailing was impractical due to tunnels and bridges, unfavourable winds, or the narrowness of the channel. After the Industrial Revolution, towing became obsolete when engines were fitted on boats and when railway transportation superseded the slow towing method. Since then, many of these towpaths have been converted to multi-use trails. They are still named towpaths - although they are now only occasionally used for the purpose of towing boats.

Definition of towpath in the English dictionary

The definition of towpath in the dictionary is a path beside a canal or river, used by people or animals towing boats Also called: towing path.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TOWPATH


aftermath
ˈɑːftəˌmɑːθ
Asgarth
ˈæsɡɑːθ
Ba´ath
bɑːˈɑːθ
Ba´th
bɑːθ
bath
bɑːθ
birdbath
ˈbɜːdˌbɑːθ
bypath
ˈbaɪˌpɑːθ
footbath
ˈfʊtbɑːθ
footpath
ˈfʊtˌpɑːθ
garth
ɡɑːθ
Hamath
ˈhɑːmɑːθ
hearth
hɑːθ
Hogarth
ˈhəʊɡɑːθ
lath
lɑːθ
multipath
ˈmʌltɪˌpɑːθ
path
pɑːθ
sidepath
ˈsaɪdˌpɑːθ
sparth
spɑːθ
warpath
ˈwɔːˌpɑːθ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TOWPATH

townly
townscape
townsfolk
Townshend
township
townskip
townsman
townsmen
townspeople
Townsville
townswoman
townswomen
townwear
towny
towplane
towrope
towsack
towser
towt
towy

WORDS THAT END LIKE TOWPATH

approach path
bicycle path
bridle path
critical path
cycle path
flight path
garden path
glide path
homeopath
homoeopath
mean free path
naturopath
on the warpath
osteopath
primrose path
psychopath
public footpath
sociopath
telepath
to lead sb up the garden path

Synonyms and antonyms of towpath in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «towpath» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TOWPATH

Find out the translation of towpath to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of towpath from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «towpath» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

纤道
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

camino de sirga
570 millions of speakers

English

towpath
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

towpath
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ممرا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

бечевник
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

towpath
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নৌকা টানার জন্য নদীতটস্থ পথ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

chemin de halage
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Towpath
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Leinpfad
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

引き船道
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

towpath
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Towpath
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Towpath
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

towpath
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

टूडपथ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yedekçi yolu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

alzaia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

towpath
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

бечевник
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

towpath
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

towpath
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

trekpad
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

towpathen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

trekkveien
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TOWPATH»

The term «towpath» is regularly used and occupies the 98.910 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TOWPATH» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about towpath

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TOWPATH»

Discover the use of towpath in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to towpath and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
A Towpath Tale: Adventures on the Old Erie Canal
An account of the adventures of Joshua Ford, a young mule driver on the old Erie Canal during the canal season of 1884.
Donovan A. Shilling, 2010
2
The Cotswold Canals Towpath Guide: The Stroudwater Navigation
The towpath rises steeply to Dudbridge Locks. Notice the 1778 date on the keystone on the Stroud side and the original water level clearly marked by the colour of the brickwork. The twolocks atDudbridge, originally called Franklin's Locks,then ...
Quentin Rees, 2013
3
Towpath Tours: A Guide to Cycling Ireland's Waterways
Guide book to bicycling along Ireland's canals.
John Dunne, 2005
4
Geological Survey Bulletin
Hulberton, near, on Hindsburg Bridge, No. 121, towpath abutment; Feet. chiseled square and red paint mark on east wing (N. Y. 485) 516. 677 Albion, near, on Jacqueth's bridge, No. 123, towpath abutment; chiseled square and red paint mark ...
‎1912
5
Official Reports of the Canal Commissioners of the State of ...
14 and 15, 130 feet towpath carried away. On level between locks No. 18 and 19, 135 feet towpath carried away. On level between locks No. 18 and 19, 130 feet towpath carried away. Towpath embankment of lock No. 19, 160 feet towpath ...
New York (State). Canal Commissioners, 1857
6
The Rough Guide to Walks in London and Southeast England
The. Thames. Towpath. and. the. Chiltern. Way. Henley. to. Marlow. via. Hambleden. Distance and difficulty 14.5km; moderate. Train: London Paddington to Henley (hourly; 55min); Marlow to London Paddington (hourly; 1hr). Map: OS ...
Judith Bamber, Helena Smith, 2003
7
Silver Ribbon Skinny: The Towpath Adventures of Skinny Nye, ...
The Towpath Adventures of Skinny Nye, a Muleskinner on the Ohio & Erie Canal, 1884 Marilyn Seguin. for the tail. The tail was wet and it would be slippery. I put my hand in the water and snuck up behind the great turtle, and when I got within  ...
Marilyn Seguin, 1996
8
Trail Guide to Cuyahoga Valley National Park
After the canal ceased operation, this stretch of Towpath Trail was used as a road by farmers and mill workers up until the 1970s. Now hikers and cyclists use the towpath passing through a scenic mix of swampy fields, wetlands, and horse ...
Cuyahoga Valley Trails Council, 2007
9
A Towpath Guide to the Montgomeryshire Canal and the ...
Includes a chapter on wildlife of the Montgomeryshire system by Catriona G.A. Paskell.
John Horsley Denton, Catriona G. A. Paskell, 1984
10
Water Transport Infrastructure: Aqueduct, Canal, Towpath, ...
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Source Wikipedia, Books Llc, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TOWPATH»

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1
Montgomery County unveils $1.8M trail connection to Philadelphia
Montgomery County Commissioners Bruce Castor Jr., Josh Shapiro and Val Arkoosh take part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Schuylkill Canal Towpath ... «The Mercury, Jul 15»
2
Brecksville: Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail reopens
Heavy rains have also caused the cancellation of Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) services in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) for Sunday, ... «WKYC-TV, Jun 15»
3
Man in court charged over Leeds canal towpath sex attack
The 39-year-old victim was jogging on a stretch of the towpath of the Leeds Liverpool Canal that runs between the A58 in the city centre and Viaduct Road in ... «Yorkshire Evening Post, Jun 15»
4
Police release CCTV of Leeds canal towpath assault
Detectives investigating an attack on a woman on the canal towpath in Leeds have released CCTV footage of the suspect. «ITV News, Jun 15»
5
'Suspicious' man attempted to grab 10-year-old boy on …
After the boy walked away the man made off along the towpath in the direction of the M1. Officers investigating the incident are appealing for anyone who may ... «Northamptonshire Telegraph, Jun 15»
6
Tacks found on Cambridge towpath believed to have been spread …
Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner has condemned the actions of suspected sabateurs who sprinkled metal tacks on a river towpath in the city, describing their ... «Cycling Weekly, Jun 15»
7
Society Diary: Duck lanes on the towpath and the lamest excuses for …
Sometimes, it's murder on the towpath by a canal. It looks serene, with the narrowboats and overhanging trees and the gentle lap of water. But in the city there ... «Civil Society Media, May 15»
8
Woman sexually assaulted while running along river towpath near …
The incident happened at about 6.30pm on Monday (April 20) on the towpath near Cathagena Lock at Nazeing. The victim, who is aged in her 20s and from the ... «Harlow Star, Apr 15»
9
Woman raped on towpath next to Bridgewater Canal in Salford
A woman was raped on a canal towpath in Salford after accepting a lift from a passing driver in the early hours of the morning. The 33-year-old victim was ... «Manchester Evening News, Apr 15»
10
Blackburn towpath man's fire death investigated
"The canal towpath is heavily used by cyclists, joggers and walkers and is close to The Raj Indian restaurant and we know that people were in the area at the ... «BBC News, Apr 15»

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