- a stretcher connecting the legs of a piece of furniture, as a chair or table, upon which the feet may be rested.
Origin of foot rail
First recorded in 1865–70
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Examples from the Web for foot rail
The boy flung himself on the bed with his back against the foot-rail.The Triumph of John Kars
They were placed on a stove,—on a red-hot stove with a loafers' foot-rail about it.
Peter interlaced his fingers round one knee and settled himself comfortably against the foot-rail.The Arrival of Jimpson
Ralph Henry Barbour
He was the man who flung himself upon the foot-rail of that plunging engine.One of My Sons
Anna Katharine Green
And then he hitched it to the foot-rail where I couldn't help seeing it every time I looked that way.Heart of Gold
Ruth Alberta Brown