Foot"man (?), n.; pl. Footmen ().
A soldier who marches and fights on foot; a foot soldier.
A man in waiting; a male servant whose duties are to attend the door, the carriage, the table, etc.
Formerly, a servant who ran in front of his master's carriage; a runner.
A metallic stand with four feet, for keeping anything warm before a fire.
A moth of the family Lithosidae; -- so called from its livery-like colors.
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