footing etymology

English word footing comes from English landlubber, English futtock

Detailed word origin of footing

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
landlubber English (eng) (nautical, pejorative) Someone unfamiliar with the sea or seamanship, especially a novice seaman.
futtock English (eng) (nautical) Any of the curved timbers that form the ribs of a ship.
footing English (eng) (accounting) Double checking the numbers vertically.. (architecture, engineering) The thickened or sloping portion of a wall, or of an embankment at its foot; foundation.. (now, _, rare) A footprint or footprints; tracks, someone's trail.. A ground for the foot; place for the foot to rest on; firm foundation to stand on.. A narrow cotton lace, without figures.. A relative condition; state.. [...]

Words with the same origin as footing

Descendants of landlubber