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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An upright board across the foot of a bedstead.
  • n. A board or small raised platform on which to support or rest the feet, as in a carriage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. an upright board across the foot of a bedstead
  • n. a board or small raised platform on which to support or rest the feet; such as found on in a carriage.
  • n. a place to stand on a scooter or skateboard

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A board or narrow platfrom upon which one may stand or brace his feet.
  • n. The platform for the engineer and fireman of a locomotive.
  • n. The foot-rest of a coachman's box.
  • n. A board forming the foot of a bedstead.
  • n. A treadle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A support for the foot, as in a boat or carriage, or at a workman's bench.
  • n. An upright piece across the foot of a bedstead.
  • n. The platform on which the driver and fireman of a locomotive engine stand; a foot-plate.
  • n. A small platform at the back of a carriage on which the footman stands.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a narrow platform on which to stand or brace the feet
  • n. a vertical board or panel forming the foot of a bedstead

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