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[foo t-rest] /ˈfʊtˌrɛst/
a support for a person's feet, as an attachment to a barber's chair or a dentist's chair.
Origin of footrest
1860-65; foot + rest1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • He propped his feet on the footrest of the seat ahead of him, spoke to the other occupant of the seat.

    Pushbutton War Joseph P. Martino
  • Sometimes he lived, day and night, motionless in his invalid's chair, with his legs propped before him on a footrest.

    The Combined Maze May Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for footrest


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