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[pij-uh n-tohd] /ˈpɪdʒ ənˌtoʊd/
having the toes or feet turned inward.
Origin of pigeon-toed
First recorded in 1795-1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for pigeon-toed
Historical Examples
  • It did not sound like Silver, but it might be the pigeon-toed horse of Miss Allen.

  • One would have imagined that he would deem it meet that a Kittredge should be pigeon-toed.

    His "Day In Court" Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)
  • Animals with this deformity are "pigeon-toed," and are prone to interfere, the inside toe striking the opposite fetlock.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture
  • "I suppose you mean that red-headed, pigeon-toed brute that hangs around the Wrights' place," says she.

    The Man Next Door

    Emerson Hough
  • Two stumbling figures fleeing, pigeon-toed and sharp-heeled, on the further side of the arroyo meant much to Dan Anderson.

    Heart's Desire

    Emerson Hough
  • I got four pigeon-toed, bow-legged, bat-eared Moonstoners down in that meadow, just itchin' mad to cut loose.

    Overland Red Henry Herbert Knibbs
  • The foremost brave faltered in his pigeon-toed stride, stopped abruptly, and dived for the shelter of a sagebush.

    The Fighting Edge William MacLeod Raine
  • "You're a sulphur-coloured wizard with pigeon-toed eyes," replied Ember severely.

    The Destroying Angel

    Louis Joseph Vance
British Dictionary definitions for pigeon-toed


having the toes turned inwards
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for pigeon-toed

1788, originally of horses; see pigeon.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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pigeon-toed in Medicine

pigeon-toed pi·geon-toed (pĭj'ən-tōd')
Having the toes turned inward.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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