[ foo t-skrey-per ]
/ ˈfʊtˌskreɪ pər /


a metal bar, set in a small frame and attached to a doorstep, used in cleaning mud from the bottoms of the shoes before entering a house.

Origin of footscraper

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75; foot + scraper Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019