Definitions

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  • n. The art or skill of a footman.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Art or skill of a footman.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The art or business of a footman.

Etymologies

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footman +‎ -ship

Examples

  • [7] A game of football is thus described: "Likewise they have the exercise of football, in which they only forcibly encounter with the foot to carry the ball the one from the other, and spurn it to the goal with a kind of dexterity and swift footmanship which is the honor of it.

    A Brief History of the United States

  • They kick it to the goal with a kind of skill and swift footmanship, to excel in which is thought a great honor.

    Colonial Children

  • As the precious "lad" grew older, and divers in-door potentates died off, the house-keeper had power to push her nephew on to pageship, footmanship, and divers other similar crafts, even to the final post of butler; while his own endeavours, backed by his aunt's interest, managed to secure for him the rule out of doors no less than in, and the closest possible access to guardians and landlords, to the tenants -- and their rent.

    The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper

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