[ foot-stawl ]
/ ˈfʊtˌstɔl /
the stirrup of a woman's sidesaddle.
Architecture. a pedestal, plinth, or base, as of a statue, column, or pier.
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British Dictionary definitions for footstall
/ (ˈfʊtˌstɔːl) /
the pedestal, plinth, or base of a column, pier, or statue
the stirrup on a sidesaddle
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