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

Example Sentences

a recliner chair with a padded footrest attached
Recent Examples on the Web When activated, this moves the right front passenger seat fully forward while tilting the right rear seat back and raising a footrest. Csaba Csere, Car and Driver, 8 Nov. 2022 FitzPatrick did the research and developed Rest Angles, an adjustable, portable footrest that solves this problem. Scott Mcmurren, Anchorage Daily News, 6 Nov. 2022 These include extra shelves, hooks, a monitor stand, a footrest, or even a double-wide desk module. Kat De Naoum, Better Homes & Gardens, 4 Nov. 2022 Make your work-from-home life a bit comfier with this footrest. Medea Giordano Gear Team, WIRED, 12 Oct. 2022 This read-through lounger comes equipped with a five-position recline, footrest, molded arms and a lumbar pillow for your lower back. Jacqueline Saguin, Good Housekeeping, 2 Aug. 2022 This awesome, ergonomic chair with high back support and a leather footrest is part of the Prime Day deal lineup. Rachel Klein, Popular Mechanics, 12 Oct. 2022 An integrated footrest improves overall comfort and stability, as well. Alex Rennie, Popular Mechanics, 12 Aug. 2022 Our testers enjoyed its smart features, like adjustable handlebar height, a spacious basket, a zip-off footrest and more. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, 16 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of footrest was in 1833

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Cite this Entry

“Footrest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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

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