footscraper


footscraper
/foot"skray'peuhr/, n.
a metal bar, set in a small frame and attached to a doorstep, used in cleaning mud from the bottoms of the shoes before entering a house.
[1870-75, Amer.; FOOT + SCRAPER]

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • footscraper — n. metal bar connected to a doorstep used for scraping and cleaning mud from the bottom of shoes before going into the house …   English contemporary dictionary

  • footscraper — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : a sharp edged plate or bar fixed on a doorstep for cleaning mud from the shoes before entering the house * * * /foot skray peuhr/, n. a metal bar, set in a small frame and attached to a doorstep, used in cleaning mud from… …   Useful english dictionary