Definition of footstep
- followed in his father's footsteps
She slowly took one footstep toward the frightened animal.
It's five footsteps from the bedroom to the bathroom.
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: a movement made by your foot as you walk or run
: the distance covered by a step
: the sound of a foot making a step
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