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[foo t-stool] /ˈfʊtˌstul/
a low stool upon which to rest one's feet when seated.
Origin of footstool
1520-30; foot + stool Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for footstool
  • And all of the forgoing has had the practical impact of a whipped cream pie falling face first off a footstool.
  • She stepped onto a footstool and pushed open a tiny window.
  • Jeremy, for example, once created a corkscrew tail for a pig-shaped footstool.
  • Use a footstool or stepladder to reach objects that are stored on shelves.
  • Provide privacy screen, offer extra pillows, footstool and fluids to ensure parent comfort.
  • Gayle was seated in a rocking chair with footstool for the duration of the staff meeting, which she gladly accepted.
British Dictionary definitions for footstool


a low stool used for supporting or resting the feet of a seated person
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for footstool

also foot-stool, 1520s, from foot (n.) + stool.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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footstool in the Bible

connected with a throne (2 Chr. 9:18). Jehovah symbolically dwelt in the holy place between the cherubim above the ark of the covenant. The ark was his footstool (1 Chr. 28:2; Ps. 99:5; 132:7). And as heaven is God's throne, so the earth is his footstool (Ps. 110:1; Isa. 66:1; Matt. 5:35).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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