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 seat also includes a metal footrest, which is necessary for good posture if your feet don’t touch the floor. Popsci Commerce Team, Popular Science, 26 Feb. 2021 When using the footrest in conjunction with the recline feature, this chair has even held up in terms of durability and comfort during the occasional nap session. Sarah Toscano,, 29 June 2021 There is a right side handle, pocket, and continuous footrest to fit chairs with the circumferences 78″ to 88″. The slipcover is super soft and made from high quality materials. Tim Kohut, BGR, 29 June 2021 An under-the-desk footrest is designed to improve circulation and posture. oregonlive, 22 June 2021 An under-the-desk footrest is designed to improve circulation and posture. oregonlive, 22 June 2021 For some, a footrest is the key to total relaxation, and this Adirondack chair comes with a retractable ottoman. Carly Kulzer, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 May 2021 The front seats recline and have a footrest, for maximum napping during your 18 minutes of recharging. Elana Scherr, Car and Driver, 24 May 2021 The sisters also love ottoman cubes on casters, which not only have storage for things like extra linens, but they can be easily moved for different uses—as a cocktail table, for seating, or as a footrest. Jessica Dailey, ELLE Decor, 23 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of footrest

1833, in the meaning defined above

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“Footrest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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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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