footstool [foo t-stool] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for footstool on noun

  1. a low stool upon which to rest one’s feet when seated.

Origin of footstool First recorded in 1520–30; foot + stool Related Words for footstool ottoman, stool, hassock Examples from the Web for footstool Historical Examples of footstool

  • There is only one way on God’s footstool that you can beat him.

    Her Father’s Daughter

    Gene Stratton-Porter

  • “Come here, Seora, and sit by me a little,” and she pointed to a footstool at her side.

    Fair Margaret

    H. Rider Haggard

  • “Come and sit here,” she said, pointing to a footstool at her feet.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine

  • Susanna, without moving a muscle of her face, brought the footstool.

    Is He Popenjoy?

    Anthony Trollope

  • During this recital, Adine was seated facing Davy on the footstool.

    David Lannarck, Midget

    George S. Harney

  • British Dictionary definitions for footstool footstool noun

    1. a low stool used for supporting or resting the feet of a seated person

    Word Origin and History for footstool n.

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

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