- 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
Examples from the Web for foot rail
Historical Examples of 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