foot·rest | \ˈfu̇t-ˌrest \

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

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 Related Turns out, a comfortable, straight-back barber’s chair, with footrests and arms at heart level, may be the perfect place to measure blood pressure, said Dr. Ronald Victor of the Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. NBC News, "Cutting hair and blood pressure: How black barbershops can save lives," 12 Mar. 2018 The rows are placed far enough apart to allow room for walking past other moviegoers without disturbing footrests and headrests. Vanesa Brashier, Houston Chronicle, "New Cinemark opens Thursday in New Caney," 31 Jan. 2018 Those new first-class seats will bring footrests and seatback storage space, and loyal members will enjoy more generous upgrades. Sunset, "What Will Change Now That Virgin America and Alaska Airlines Are Officially One Airline," 22 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of footrest

1833, in the meaning defined above

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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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