foot·​rest | \ ˈfu̇t-ˌrest How to pronounce footrest (audio) \

Definition of footrest

: a support for the feet

Examples of footrest in a Sentence

a recliner chair with a padded footrest attached
Recent Examples on the Web This float is like a poolside chaise lounge, complete with a footrest and cup holders. Popular Science, "Pool floats for lounging on the water," 14 Sep. 2020 The reason for this is the slide-out footrest, which enables you to lie down flat in this convertible chair. Corey Gaskin And Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "The Ars Technica ultimate buying guide for your home office setup," 11 Sep. 2020 Save 10% off the $32.80 Hanuo adjustable, under-the-desk footrest designed to improve posture and circulation. oregonlive, "Need a desk for your kids, a home office? How to craft a makeshift classroom, inexpensive workspace in the era of virtual learning," 25 Aug. 2020 Courtesy of Pottery Barn Use this textured faux fur pouf as a comfy footrest or for extra living room seating when guests arrive. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "Pottery Barn's Fall Line Is Here to Bring You Cozy Vibes—Our Fave Picks Under $200," 14 Aug. 2020 Add padding and a footrest, and this would be the La-Z-Boy of camp chairs. Will Egensteiner, Popular Mechanics, "GCI’s Kickback Rocker Sets the Camp Chair Comfort Standard," 22 July 2020 This one from Outer Banks comes with a footrest and folds away easily. Naveen Kumar, CNN Underscored, "How to turn your backyard into a water park this summer," 29 June 2020 Many such camping chairs have great features like footrests, the ability to recline and some attached flat table space for food, snacks, fishing tackle or other items. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Keys to Selecting Your Next Camp Chair," 27 Apr. 2020 My seats are of the Daytona variety, which, along with the carbon-fiber interior upgrade and aluminum pedals and the passenger footrest, give the cockpit a race-car feel. Car and Driver, "How We'd Spec It: 2020 Ferrari Roma," 25 Apr. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'footrest.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of footrest

1833, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about footrest

Time Traveler for footrest

Time Traveler

The first known use of footrest was in 1833

See more words from the same year

Statistics for footrest

Last Updated

19 Sep 2020

Cite this Entry

“Footrest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for footrest


How to pronounce footrest (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of footrest

: something that you put your feet on to raise them off the floor or ground when you are sitting

More from Merriam-Webster on footrest

Nglish: Translation of footrest for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of footrest for Arabic Speakers

Comments on footrest

What made you want to look up footrest? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three bears two of them look like theyre whispering to a third bear who looks chuffed to be the center of attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!