- a support for a person's feet, as an attachment to a barber's chair or a dentist's chair.
Origin of footrest
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Examples from the Web for footrest
A shaded lamp burned softly on the center-table, and beside it stood the doctor's easy-chair and footrest.
I hear my name called, I lay aside my book and meerschaum, push back my footrest, and go to the door.
At this point Guilford Duncan impatiently kicked over his footrest, rose to his feet and began dressing for the out of doors.A Captain in the Ranks
George Cary Eggleston
In earlier forms it was used as a footrest to keep the feet from the damp or draughty rush floor.Chats on Old Furniture
Under the spell of the music he relaxed, pushed out the footrest of the chair, and lay back at ease, smoking dreamily.The Skylark of Space
Edward Elmer Smith and Lee Hawkins Garby
- something that provides a support for the feet, such as a low stool, rail, etc
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