foot·​stool | \ ˈfu̇t-ˌstül How to pronounce footstool (audio) \

Definition of footstool

: a low stool used to support the feet

Examples of footstool in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His employer denied his request to work from home — even part-time — instead offering him a new chair, footstool, and air purifier to assist him in getting through the day. Elizabeth Yuko, Rolling Stone, 6 Oct. 2021 Instead of a traditional check-in area, for instance, there’s a small snug, wallpapered in a vibrant pineapple print, complete with cosy armchairs, footstool and bar trolley. Angelina Villa-clarke, Forbes, 13 Sep. 2021 Her brother Richard, one of the movers, walked by carrying a brocade footstool. Washington Post, 28 June 2021 The Crate & Barrel rattan chair and fringed footstool from HomeGoods bring in natural elements that play off the colors and a Bohemian vibe that fits with the rest of the house., 7 May 2021 Find a footstool on a weekend walk in the woods and dine with these tear-off My Drap napkins and faux bois plates. Chloe Malle, Vogue, 23 Apr. 2021 The footstool was part of a living room set donated to a Habitat For Humanity store by Kim Fauth-Newberry and her husband. USA TODAY, 20 Jan. 2020 Amid media scrums, as activists who had for months protested outside looked on, one by one the candidates stood on a footstool to peer over a tall, covered fence at children in the facility's outdoor recreation area. Graham Kates, CBS News, 29 Oct. 2019 To be fair, James isn’t the only one who’s been acting like a Chinese footstool. Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times, 15 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of footstool

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 20 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of footstool

: a low, small piece of furniture that you can put your feet on when you are sitting


foot·​stool | \ ˈfu̇t-ˌstül How to pronounce footstool (audio) \

Kids Definition of footstool

: a low stool for the feet

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