foot·​stool ˈfu̇t-ˌstül How to pronounce footstool (audio)
: a low stool used to support the feet

Examples of footstool in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s an armchair that folds out into a lounging position, a rocking-style chair designed to swing with your body’s movement, and an inflatable donut-style chair with a matching footstool. Jess Weatherbed, The Verge, 15 Apr. 2024 Made from 100 percent ABS plastic, this footrest has a three-step, pop-and-go set-up process and functions like a footstool to create a platform to rest your feet on while flying. Katherine Alex Beaven, Travel + Leisure, 2 Jan. 2024 In each, every wall is covered with the stuff, which also forms the sink basin, toilet-paper holders, and matching footstools. Adriane Quinlan, Curbed, 1 Sep. 2023 This natural wood tea tray can be positioned on your footstool with a few essential items – perhaps a few reading books or a vase. Claire Rutter, Rolling Stone, 25 Oct. 2023 This durable bean bag includes memory foam filling and a bonus footstool. Samantha S. Thorpe, Better Homes & Gardens, 6 Oct. 2023 The brand also makes matching footstools, which can be purchased separately or in a set with a matching bean bag. Samantha S. Thorpe, Better Homes & Gardens, 6 Oct. 2023 Everything from bed frames to storage containers to footstools all came clad in the looped upholstery. Mia Mercado, Curbed, 15 Sep. 2023 There was a Crimson Outdoors baseball cap on the floor, to-go box of brisket on an end table, and the Ox News Sentinel on a footstool near the door. Hazlitt, 14 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1530, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of footstool was in 1530

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“Footstool.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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foot·​stool -ˌstül How to pronounce footstool (audio)
: a low stool to support the feet

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