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Definition of "pedestrianism" [pe•des•tri•an•ism]

  • A form of competitive walking of the nineteenth century, often professional and funded by wagering, from which the modern sport of racewalking developed. (noun)

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Use "pedestrianism" in a sentence
  • "Just as pedestrians are accorded priority on thoroughfares because pedestrianism is the natural state of man, so amateur sports stand on a higher plane than professional sport."
  • "[Page 32] grace of architecture; but the taxi-cabs and private motors are almost as abundant as in peace-time, and the peril of pedestrianism is kept at its normal pitch by the incessant dashing to and fro of those unrivalled engines of destruction, the hospital and War Office motors."
  • "When Flolamp continue to pedestrianism on beach, a Natureism warrior was running to front from the small battle car."