foot·​cloth ˈfu̇t-ˌklȯth How to pronounce footcloth (audio)
archaic : an ornamental cloth draped over the back of a horse to reach the ground on each side
archaic : carpet

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of footcloth was in the 14th century

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“Footcloth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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