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[foo t-mahrk] /ˈfʊtˌmɑrk/
a footprint.
Origin of footmark
1635-45; foot + mark1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • There is a three-foot flower-border outside this window, but no indication of a footmark.

  • The footmark of the Roman on the soil of England is indelible.

  • These may be marked simply as a cross for a footmark, or a small circle or square.

  • Not a footmark of any sort was to be seen, not a suggestion that any one had visited the place.

    The Coming of the King James Hocking
  • The print was better denned, and answered well for the footmark of a bear.

    Bruin Mayne Reid
  • We went by every road and footpath that we knew, yet not even a footmark but our own could we find.

    The Pilots of Pomona Robert Leighton
  • The footmark is surrounded by a number of cup-shaped depressions.

    Roman Mosaics Hugh Macmillan
  • The Sergeant pointed to the boot in the footmark, without saying a word.

    The Moonstone Wilkie Collins
  • Curious, because, so far as one can trace any footmark in this mud-stained corner, one would say it was a more shapely sole.

    The Valley of Fear Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • "There's a footmark," said his lordship to himself, looking down at the now closely eaten sward.

    Ask Momma R. S. Surtees
British Dictionary definitions for footmark


a mark or trace of mud, wetness, etc, left by a person's foot on a surface
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