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footscraper

[ foot-skrey-per ]
/ ˈfʊtˌskreɪ pər /
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noun
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.
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Origin of footscraper

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75; foot + scraper
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