footstool

[ foo t-stool ]
/ ˈfʊtˌstul /

noun

a low stool upon which to rest one's feet when seated.

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  1. footstall,
  2. footstep,
  3. footsteps editor,
  4. footstock,
  5. footstone,
  6. footwall,
  7. footway,
  8. footwear,
  9. footwell,
  10. footwork

Origin of footstool

First recorded in 1520–30; foot + stool

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British Dictionary definitions for footstool

footstool

/ (ˈfʊtˌstuːl) /

noun

a low stool used for supporting or resting the feet of a seated person
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Word Origin and History for footstool

footstool

n.

also foot-stool, 1520s, from foot (n.) + stool.

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