|Origin:||piédestal, from Old Italian piedestallo, from pie di stallo 'foot of the stall'|
the base on which a pillar or statue stands:
a Grecian bust on a pedestal
a solid vertical post that supports something such as a table:
the pedestal of the dentist's chair
pedestal basin British English (=a bowl to wash your hands in, supported by a pedestal)
to admire someone so much that you treat them or talk about them as though they are perfect:
Women are both put on a pedestal and treated like second-class citizens.