Foot"man (?), n.; pl. Footmen ().

1.

A soldier who marches and fights on foot; a foot soldier.

2.

A man in waiting; a male servant whose duties are to attend the door, the carriage, the table, etc.

3.

Formerly, a servant who ran in front of his master's carriage; a runner.

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4.

A metallic stand with four feet, for keeping anything warm before a fire.

5. Zool.

A moth of the family Lithosidae; -- so called from its livery-like colors.

 

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