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footstool (n.)

also foot-stool, 1520s, from foot (n.) + stool. Earlier was fotsceomel, from Old English fotsceamel; for the second element of which see shambles. Figurative sense of "one who is the abject thrall of another" is from 1530s.

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Definitions of footstool from WordNet

footstool (n.)
a low seat or a stool to rest the feet of a seated person;
Synonyms: footrest / ottoman / tuffet
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