Definition: A formerly visible stretch of concrete now covered with ice and snow.

Sample usage: “I wish they’d shovel. It’s nothing but hidewalk from here to the corner. Good thing I brought some ice melt and a flamethrower.”

Quality: It’s as good as “glidewalk,” a portion of walkway completely sheathed in ice.

JAMES LILEKS

 

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