Meaning of foot line in English:

foot line

Pronunciation /ˈfʊt lʌɪn/


  • 1Typography
    A (notional) line marking the bottom of the main body of lower-case letters in a line of text.

  • 2The lowest or bottom line of type; an area at the bottom of a page.

  • 3Fishing
    The lead-line or lower line of a fishing net or seine.

  • 4Nautical
    (a) A bolt-rope sewn to the lower edge of a sail. (b) A rope attached to a yard on which a sailor stands when furling or reefing.


Mid 17th century (in an earlier sense). From foot + line.