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Meaning of FOOTSTALK

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Foot"stalk`\, n.
1. (Bot.) The stalk of a leaf or of flower; a petiole,
   pedicel, or reduncle.

2. (Zo["o]l.)
   (a) The peduncle or stem by which various marine animals
       are attached, as certain brachiopods and goose
       barnacles.
   (b) The stem which supports which supports the eye in
       decapod Crustacea; eyestalk.

3. (Mach.) The lower part of a millstone spindle. It rests in
   a step. --Knight.

 

 

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