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clubfoot

[kluhb-foo t] /ˈklʌbˌfʊt/
noun, plural clubfeet for 1.
1.
a congenitally deformed or distorted foot.
2.
the condition of having such a foot; talipes.
3.
Also called club. Nautical. a short boom for fastening to the foot of a jib.
Origin of clubfoot
1530-1540
First recorded in 1530-40; club + foot
Related forms
clubfooted, adjective
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  • The club-footed Boletus is very closely related to B. edulis.

  • Is there nothing in the world for you, Top, but that club-footed young whelp?

  • Marks and Peppers and the club-footed Malan were all moving somewhere in our front.

    Dwellers in the Hills Melville Davisson Post
  • Her child, born some little time afterward, was club-footed.

    Roughing It Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • Yes, I believe I do remember seeing a club-footed man there.

    The Conjure Woman Charles W. Chesnutt
  • To his house came the club-footed bear at midnight, worn and nearly spent with the pitiful journey.

  • "No, I can't remember that I ever saw a club-footed colored man," I replied, after a moment's reflection.

    The Conjure Woman Charles W. Chesnutt
  • There are also heavy animals in a state of happiness, there are club-footed ones from the beginning.

    Thus Spake Zarathustra Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Odin's curse be on that club-footed fool who gave us this cold ride for nothing.

    The Wanderer's Necklace H. Rider Haggard
  • The second child, a daughter, was club-footed and early suffered from gouty tophi.

    Degeneracy Eugene S. Talbot
club-footed in Medicine

clubfoot club·foot (klŭb'fut')
n.
A congenital deformity of the foot, usually characterized by a curled shape or a twisted position of the ankle, heel, and toes. Also called talipes.

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