A footpad is a robber or thief specializing in pedestrian victims. The term was used widely throughout the 16th century until the 19th century, but gradually fell out of common use. A footpad was considered a low criminal, as opposed to the riding highwaymen, who in certain cases might gain fame as well as notoriety.
The term has now fallen out of use and has, more or less, been replaced by the term "mugger."
Effect of cryo preservation on Mycobacterium leprae growth in the footpads of non-immunosuppressed mice.(SHORT REPORT)(Clinical report)
Dec 01, 2007; Summary Objective To investigate using the mouse Footpad system, whether the use of cryopreservants help in retaining the...
US Patent Issued to Western Digital Technologies on Jan. 11 for "Static Electricity Monitoring Device Comprising a First Footpad Electrically Insulated from a Second Footpad" (California Inventors)
Jan 15, 2011; ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- United States Patent no. 7,869,183, issued on Jan. 11, was assigned to Western Digital Technologies...