Definition of foot iron in US English:

foot iron


  • 1A piece of sheet-iron used as a platform or step; an iron footplate; Curling a piece of frosted sheet-iron formerly laid on the ice and used by a player to stand on while delivering the stone; compare "crampet", "hack").

  • 2An iron shackle for the foot or feet.


Mid 18th century; earliest use found in William Ellis (c1700–1758), agriculturist and writer.