Definition of footmark in US English:

footmark

noun

  • A footprint.

    • ‘I kicked him in the foot, then he stepped on my shoe, leaving a big grey footmark on the fabric.’
    • ‘Old footmarks and droppings were recorded in all the salines covered but no sighting or trumpeting heard.’
    • ‘There is the belief that the actual footmark lies on a blue sapphire beneath the huge boulder upon the summit, and what we see is only an enlarged symbolic presentation.’
    • ‘It was the Crown's case that those prints matched old footmarks found in Mrs Slater's kitchen on a worktop and under a cooker which had been left by the person who decorated her kitchen weeks earlier.’
    • ‘There were several footmarks in the soil, so Byron guessed a large number of people had been here recently.’
    • ‘This is the first time the footmarks of these two kinds of dinosaurs have been found in the same spot.’
    • ‘The door opens out on to the roof and you can see where the thief has left footmarks in the snow.’
    • ‘Up to now, the footmarks of our service engineers were running through all the shipyards in China.’
    • ‘He skilfully worked the fringes of the rough created by the bowlers' footmarks and although never a prodigious turner of the ball, he does generate some spin.’
    • ‘As the Founder made his way up the freshly swept pathway, his footmarks were the only ones to be seen.’
    • ‘The Hindus believe that the footmark is that of Lord Shiva, the third godhead of the Hindu Holy Triad.’
    • ‘So we ended up running on the grass on the inside of the track, leaving our footmarks from point A to point B.’
    • ‘Following the snowy trail, we chatted, looked at footmarks, and watched some beautiful deer.’
    • ‘As to the only positive evidence in the case - the muddy footmarks upon the floor - they were so blurred by the softness of the carpet that it was impossible to make any trustworthy deduction from them.’
    • ‘His giant footmark has left its indentation on the rock by the side where the stream flows.’
    • ‘We all want to keep muddy footmarks out of the house - so why is it so hard to ask visitors to take off their shoes?’
    • ‘The curious creatures wander into the tunnel and leave their footmarks imprinted in the clay, alerting staff to their presence.’
    • ‘You see where the footmarks are, there, and that was my little sister, those two smallest lots of footmarks were there.’
    • ‘I watched her leave trying to make sure she left no footmarks or disturb the dirt in any way.’
    • ‘A horse stood near the corpse, as did some cows and sheep, but there were no human footmarks leading through the slush towards it.’
    track, spoor, path, scent
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Pronunciation

footmark

/ˈfo͝otmärk//ˈfʊtmɑrk/