Meaning of foot rail in English:

foot rail

Pronunciation /ˈfʊt reɪl/


  • 1A rail on which to rest the feet; especially a bar or crosspiece connecting the legs of a table or seat.

  • 2Nautical
    A rail or raised section running along the edges of the deck of a ship, boat, etc., at foot height.


Mid 18th century; earliest use found in George Charles Deering (?1695–1749), botanist. From foot + rail.