footcloth [foo t-klawth, -kloth] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural foot·cloths [foo t-klawth z, -kloth z, -klawths, -kloths] /ˈfʊtˌklɔðz, -ˌklɒðz, -ˌklɔθs, -ˌklɒθs/.

  1. a carpet or rug.
  2. a richly ornamented caparison for a horse, hanging to the ground.

Origin of footcloth 1300–50; Middle English. See foot, cloth Examples from the Web for footcloth Historical Examples of footcloth

  • An it please your grace, Shall I use my coach, or footcloth mule?

    The Plays of Philip Massinger

    Philip Massinger

  • The Earl of Northumberland hath a blue coat, broidered with gold, and a footcloth of the same.

    Mistress Margery

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • British Dictionary definitions for footcloth footcloth noun

    1. an obsolete word for caparison (def. 1)
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