Meaning of foot stock in English:

foot stock

Pronunciation /ˈfʊt stɒk/


  • 1 rare The part of a lathe, grinding machine, etc., opposite the headstock, typically featuring a centre for supporting the work and capable of being moved toward or away from the headstock; = "tail-stock".

  • 2The sturdy, typically rigid base of an ice or roller skate to which the blade or rollers are attached.


Mid 16th century (in an earlier sense). From foot + stock.