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If I want to use a term to describe someone who walks on foot rather than riding in a vehicle, which should I choose? I noticed that pedester could refer to any people who walk rather than riding a horse, and the opposite is equester, but are there any words that directly mean a person outside of a vehicle? Or does pedester apply to both?

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Pedester applies to anyone on foot : surely, that already means someone outside a vehicle who is proceeding (or even standing still) on foot? If you really needed to make the distinction of 'not riding in a vehicle', you might make up a nonce-word, e.g. extravehicularius. This would be easily understood. You could even extend this principle to define the vehicle which they aren't in : extracarrucaria, extracarpentaria, and so on (here feminine, because these refer to carriages used by women).

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