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

The seats also have a six-inch seat recline (compared to three in economy) and to top it off, are recliner-style, with a mini footrest. Katherine Lagrave, Condé Nast Traveler, "United's New 'Premium Plus' Seats Are Like Mini-Recliners," 3 Dec. 2018 Their new economy class isn’t too shabby either: every seat comes with an adjustable footrest and headrests, as well as USB ports and outlets. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "This Is the World’s Most Luxurious Airline," 17 July 2018 Jessie pulled these footrests out from the front of the examination table and asked me to place my feet in them and scoot my body forward until my butt was at the edge of the table and my legs were wide open. Noelle Devoe, Seventeen, "I Went to the Gyno for the First Time and Here's What Happened," 13 Sep. 2018 Delta Premium Select The plane will have 48 premium seats, all on elevated services and with adjustable head and footrests. Caroline Blackmon, Detroit Free Press, "Refurbished Delta planes feature fancy suites, premium seating," 2 July 2018 There are large sliding visors with large, lighted mirrors, a large driver’s footrest and a large (nonlocking) glovebox. Mark Maynard,, "2018 Hyundai Kona: A big deal in a small space," 20 Apr. 2018 Police released other distinguishing characteristics of the pickup: limo-tint on the rear windows, chrome running-boards with double black footrests on each side and chrome after-market wheels. Julie Takahashi, Houston Chronicle, "La Porte police release surveillance video of purse snatchers," 3 Apr. 2018 The footrest was eventually broken to free the man, who was treated by paramedics for a heart attack. Mike Scott,, "Man dies after head gets stuck in movie theater seat: report," 21 Mar. 2018 When the man reached beneath the seat to retrieve it, the electric footrest unexpectedly clamped down on his head. Mike Scott,, "Man dies after head gets stuck in movie theater seat: report," 21 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of footrest

1833, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of footrest was in 1833

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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

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