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footpace

[foo t-peys]
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noun
  1. walking pace.
  2. a raised portion of a floor; platform.
  3. a landing or resting place at the end of a short flight of steps.
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Origin of footpace

First recorded in 1530–40; foot + pace1
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Examples from the Web for footpace

Historical Examples

  • Rostov rode on at a footpace not knowing why or to whom he was now going.

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy

  • They rode at a footpace to the barn, where a large crowd of peasants was standing.

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy

  • The footpace is also old, and placed exactly in the centre of the apse.

  • The scamel is simply the footpace of the altar on which she has been set.

  • He had clothed himself in mean apparel, and rode at a footpace straight to the city, where dwelt the daughter of the King.


British Dictionary definitions for footpace

footpace

noun
  1. a normal or walking pace
  2. Also called (in the Roman Catholic Church): predella the platform immediately before an altar at the top of the altar steps
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