footstool (plural footstools)
- A low stool for supporting the feet while seated.
- 1981, William Irwin Thompson, The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light: Mythology, Sexuality and the Origins of Culture, London: Rider/Hutchinson & Co., page 183:
- In Christianity, the world is called the footstool of Christ; in this Sumerian vision, the awakened body would be called the bed of the Queen of Heaven.
- (figuratively) Anything trodden upon or treated as subservient.
a low stool