footbath [foo t-bath, -bahth] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural foot·baths [foo t-bath z, -bahth z, -baths, -bahths] /ˈfʊtˌbæðz, -ˌbɑðz, -ˌbæθs, -ˌbɑθs/.
- a bath for soothing or cleaning the feet.
- a shallow receptacle containing chemically treated water for disinfecting the feet, as in a shower room or at the entrance to a swimming pool.
She only yields when, after a shower (the footbath), a thaw sets in.
H. A. Guerber
Except in a footbath he had not bathed during the term of his curacy at Winklehaven.
Where another fellow would fall into a footbath of action or emotion, you fall into a mine.
Then she rushed precipitately back, told Josette to heat water for a footbath, and returned to the parlor.
Honore de Balzac