a raised portion of a floor; platform.
a landing or resting place at the end of a short flight of steps.
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How to use footpace in a sentence
It stands upon four shafts, the lower portions of which are of dark marble resting on the moulded footpace round the altar.Some Account of Gothic Architecture in Spain | George Edmund Street
The carriage rolled on, gently swaying and lurching: Lavrtzky proceeded homeward at a footpace.A Nobleman's Nest | Ivan Turgenieff
On our way back we rode a footpace, while the captain, now ready enough to talk, answered my many questions.Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker | S. Weir Mitchell
The footpace is also old, and placed exactly in the centre of the apse.Some Account of Gothic Architecture in Spain | George Edmund Street
The scamel is simply the footpace of the altar on which she has been set.
British Dictionary definitions for footpace
a normal or walking pace
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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