footstoolnoun [ C ]uk /ˈfʊt.stuːl/ us /ˈfʊt.stuːl/
Examples from literature
- Beth sat down on the footstool at her father's feet.
- Footstools were sometimes made of elegant patterns, inlaid with ivory and precious woods.
- I wish you could get out, he said, as he sat down on a footstool at her feet and leaned his head affectionately against her knees.
- The recessed window-seat was covered with a soft velvet of a deep yellow, and there were as many little footstools beside the window-seat as there were chairs in the room.
- The serving-girls bring in a small red-lacquered table, not larger or higher than a footstool.