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footstalk


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Footstalk  \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.