foot·​rest ˈfu̇t-ˌrest How to pronounce footrest (audio)
: a support for the feet

Examples of footrest in a Sentence

a recliner chair with a padded footrest attached
Recent Examples on the Web The footrest comes with an adjustable strap that can be wrapped around the seat tray in front of you for quick assembly. Alexandra Domrongchai, Travel + Leisure, 20 Apr. 2024 Frequently Asked Questions How do airplane footrests work? Katherine Alex Beaven, Travel + Leisure, 2 Jan. 2024 The stool features stability stretchers on the base that double as footrests and create visual interest. Addie Morton, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 Jan. 2024 Type 2 bikes have a rear ski, a front ski with handlebars, footrests and suspension systems. John Meyer, The Denver Post, 30 Jan. 2024 There’s a generous amount of grip tape across the deck and rear footrest for traction and control while picking up or changing speed. Kevin Brouillard, Travel + Leisure, 9 Feb. 2024 Make the seat a little more comfy with this airplane footrest that creates a hammock to hold up feet. Taylor Gumm, Rolling Stone, 4 Jan. 2024 The adjustable hammock simply hangs from your seat back tray table and can be used as a leg or footrest, and is well-suited for people of all heights as it can be lengthened to 34 inches with the convenient strap and buckle. Merrell Readman, Travel + Leisure, 22 Dec. 2023 The kit comes with one seat, a footrest, and extra parts to turn the regular paddle into one designed for kayaking with double-sided paddles. Anna Popp, Travel + Leisure, 3 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of footrest was in 1833

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“Footrest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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foot·​rest -ˌrest How to pronounce footrest (audio)
: a support for the feet

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