1. [19C–1940s] (US Und.) highway robbery; as low toby, on foot, and high toby, mounted robbery.
2. a robbery (other than on the highway).
3. [19C–1950s] (also tober) the road, the highway, esp. as a place where robbers and highwaymen can find their victims.
4. [1930s] (also tobyman) a tramp; the life of tramping.
5. an area of responsibility, e.g. a police beat (equivalent to manor n.
[mid-19C] (US Und.) a street robber.
[early–mid-19C] a highwayman.
[19C–1900s] a highwayman.
1. [19C] highway robbery.
2. the highway [a poss. misreading which ignores the use of lay n.3 (1)].
1. a highwayman.
2. [mid-19C] a street or house robber.
3. see sense 3 above.
[mid-19C] highway robbery.
living as a tramp.