Definition of foot stock in US English:

foot stock

noun

  • 1The part of a lathe, grinding machine, etc., opposite the headstock, typically featuring a centre for supporting the work and capable of being moved toward or away from the headstock; = "tail-stock". Now rare.

  • 2The sturdy, typically rigid base of an ice or roller skate to which the blade or rollers are attached.

Origin

Mid 16th century (in an earlier sense). From foot + stock.

Pronunciation

foot stock

/ˈfʊt stɒk/