foot rail

  1. 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

Words Nearby foot rail Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use foot rail in a sentence

  • The side foot rails are also quite small, which is worth mentioning if you are a sprinter who often needs to rest in between bolts.

  • Jack edged himself in, and climbed up to the iron foot-rail of the bed, where he sat swinging his legs.

    Jill's Red Bag | Amy Le Feuvre
  • A single post of straight cedar securely fixed in the ground held the poles in place which formed the side and foot rail.

    The Southerner | Thomas Dixon
  • Instead of doing so he put one hand on the foot-rail, and gently, and as if in pain, sat down on the foot of the bed.

  • The hand reached up and caught the iron foot rail, gripping it firmly.

    The Law-Breakers | Ridgwell Cullum
  • Patty slid down from the white iron foot-rail, and Priscilla descended from the top of the trunk.

    Just Patty | Jean Webster