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

1860–65; foot + rest1 Unabridged
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footrest (ˈfʊtˌrɛst)
something that provides a support for the feet, such as a low stool, rail, etc

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Example sentences
As you approach the top of the lift, remove your feet from the footrest and raise the restraining bar.
Footrest development started with designs that held the entire foot instead of only the heel.
The model names are located on the footrest or the seat back.
Position the footrest to prevent an excessively bent or straight knee posture.
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