Definitions

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  • n. Something used to keep the feet warm, especially during a journey.

Etymologies

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From foot +‎ warmer.

Examples

  • Little old guy is pretty lovable, too, but he's more of a footwarmer than a snuggler these days.

    Newfoundland Photo Collage

  • And Selenay sat in the reviewing stand, patient as a statue, with a footwarmer under her boots and a handwarmer tucked into a muff someone had brought for her, smiling, while her servants showered the participants with sweets and small coins by way of reward.

    Exile's Valor

  • He did not like Henrietta's being 'mixed up in this affair' at all, and, as he sat in the first-class carriage of the train on his homeward journey, a rug about his knees and a footwarmer at his feet, he decided that the wisest and best thing he could do would be to shorten his journey by getting out at Hulworth station and going straight up to Sir Nigel's house.

    Peter and Jane or The Missing Heir

  • While the horses were eating and resting, I cleaned the cutter of snow looked after my footwarmer, and, by tramping about and kicking against the tree trunks, tried to get my benumbed circulation started again.

    Over Prairie Trails

  • I had a Clark footwarmer and made sure that it functioned properly I pulled the flaps of my military fur cap down over neck, ears and cheeks.

    Over Prairie Trails

  • At that moment Mr. Kingcroft reappeared, carrying a footwarmer by both ends, as if it was a tea-tray.

    Where Angels Fear to Tread

  • Mr. Warne could not use his strength in following her into the shops, but he could sit at ease in a corner of the luxurious, closed landau, an extra pillow tucked behind his back, an electric footwarmer at his feet, his slender form wrapped in a wonderful fur-lined coat which his son-in-law to-be had put upon him with the reasonable explanation that it had proved to be too small for himself.

    Under the Country Sky

  • Has Marshall put the footwarmer in, and is the drugget down?

    The Giant's Robe

  • I cast myself at thy feet '-- tell me, dear, do you know if the chapel-keeper has a footwarmer?

    Monsieur, Madame, and Bebe — Complete

  • But nurses are very fond of heating the footwarmer at night, and of neglecting it in the morning, when they are busy.

    Notes on Nursing: What It Is, and What It Is Not

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