Definition of footwell in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfo͝otwel/


A space for the feet in front of a seat in a vehicle or aircraft.
Example sentences
  • The seats are some of the most comfortable in this size of car, and there are unobtrusive stowage spaces - including concealed compartments in the front footwells.
  • However, I found plenty of room in the driver's seat and was pleased to note a large footwell with plenty of space between the pedals and even a clutch footrest.
  • Front seats are supportive but the footwell space is tight.


1980s: from foot + well2 (in the sense 'a depression in the floor').

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