footrest [foo t-rest] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for footrest on noun

  1. a support for a person’s feet, as an attachment to a barber’s chair or a dentist’s chair.

Origin of footrest First recorded in 1860–65; foot + rest1 Related Words for footrest stool, hassock, footrest, ottoman, footstool Examples from the Web for footrest Historical Examples of footrest

  • A shaded lamp burned softly on the center-table, and beside it stood the doctor’s easy-chair and footrest.

    Out of a Labyrinth

    Lawrence L. Lynch

  • I hear my name called, I lay aside my book and meerschaum, push back my footrest, and go to the door.

    Out of a Labyrinth

    Lawrence L. Lynch

  • At this point Guilford Duncan impatiently kicked over his footrest, rose to his feet and began dressing for the out of doors.

    A Captain in the Ranks

    George Cary Eggleston

  • In earlier forms it was used as a footrest to keep the feet from the damp or draughty rush floor.

    Chats on Old Furniture

    Arthur Hayden

  • Under the spell of the music he relaxed, pushed out the footrest of the chair, and lay back at ease, smoking dreamily.

    The Skylark of Space

    Edward Elmer Smith and Lee Hawkins Garby

  • British Dictionary definitions for footrest footrest noun

    1. something that provides a support for the feet, such as a low stool, rail, etc

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