• WordNet 3.6
    • n towpath a path along a canal or river used by animals towing boats
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Towpath A path traveled by men or animals in towing boats; -- called also towing path.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n towpath The path on the bank of a canal or river along which draft-animals travel when towing boats.
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In literature:

Then the boats came into sight one after another with the men running alongside on the towpath.
"Adventures and Letters" by Richard Harding Davis
I skulked along a sandy towpath in solitude.
"The Riddle of the Sands" by Erskine Childers
On the towpath by the lock a slacktethered horse.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
The back door of it faced the towpath.
"Half a Rogue" by Harold MacGrath
The towpath is elevated 4 feet above the level of the water, and is 10 feet in breadth.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 363, December 16, 1882" by Various
He swam part of the time and ran and barked on the towpath the other part.
"W. A. G.'s Tale" by Margaret Turnbull
Does the man who goes from the towpath to the White House take the short cut?
"Coffee and Repartee" by John Kendrick Bangs
And, kneelin' down on the towpath, I ducks the poor beast in.
"The Dog's Book of Verse" by Various
A vast mass on the towpath I being in flannels waited twenty-three minutes for the start.
"The Willoughby Captains" by Talbot Baines Reed
There are men on the towpath.
"The Sins of Séverac Bablon" by Sax Rohmer
Then suddenly he broke loose and ran down the narrow towpath of dry land between the ink-black pools.
"Patsy" by S. R. Crockett
The bank before him, up to the towpath, was of loose earth and stone, steep and difficult.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
It commanded also the water-way by the Tiber, and the towpaths on each of its banks.
"Pagan and Christian Rome" by Rodolfo Lanciani
There was a towpath only on the one side.
"The Wolf Patrol" by John Finnemore
Well, you know the towpath along by the river.
"The Great Keinplatz Experiment and Other Tales of Twilight and the Unseen" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A canal boat passes, the mules walking leisurely along the towpath.
"Across the Continent by the Lincoln Highway" by Effie Price Gladding
Along the grass-grown towpath, marching in half-sections, came a tiny detachment of long-coated Belgian riflemen with a machine-gun.
"The Secret Trails" by Charles G. D. Roberts
The big guns began to sweep the towpath.
"The Woman of Mystery" by Maurice Leblanc
On the other side were a few grim, grey trees bordering the towpath.
"Anna of the Five Towns" by Arnold Bennett
He was driving a team of mules on the canal towpath, and I happened to look at one of the animals.
"The Corner House Girls on a Houseboat" by Grace Brooks Hill

In news:

Boy suffered only minor scrapes after his bicycle left the towpath south of Lambertville and plunged down a 25-foot embankment on Sunday at about 4:30 p.m.
Horseman 's Council towpath ride big success.
The stately empty white building at 8806 Towpath Road NE is empty no longer.
Bike and Brew to Benefit Towpath Trail.
Runners and cyclists will race where mules once trod, in the 10th annual Mohawk Towpath Byway Duathlon on Sunday.
Open Mic at Towpath Cafe.
The Towpath Trail is finally on Cleveland's doorstep.
Work begins on Towpath Trail's missing link.
Sharpsburg residents hope Snyder's Landing exhibit will draw towpath visitors.
Purchase of land in Cleveland's Flats clears way for new section of Towpath Trail.
Directions to The C&O Canal Towpath.
The C&O Canal Towpath begins in Cumberland, Md.
The Towpath 's Hidden Trail.
'Tales of the Towpath '.
Directions to The C&O Canal Towpath .