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splayfoot

[spley-foo t] /ˈspleɪˌfʊt/
noun, plural splayfeet.
1.
a broad, flat foot, especially one turned outward.
2.
Pathology. this condition as a deformity in which the arch is very low or absent and weight is borne on the entire sole; flatfoot.
adjective, Also, splayfooted
3.
of, relating to, or afflicted with splayfoot.
4.
clumsy or awkward.
Origin of splayfoot
1540-1550
First recorded in 1540-50; splay + foot
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Examples from the Web for splay-feet
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  • At the wrists or knees the parts touch each other and almost immediately bend outwards (splay-feet), as long, flat paws.

    Sporting Dogs

    Frank Townend Barton
British Dictionary definitions for splay-feet

splayfoot

/ˈspleɪˌfʊt/
noun (pl) -feet
1.
(pathol) another word for flatfoot (sense 1)
2.
a foot of which the toes are spread out, as in certain breeds of dog used in hunting waterfowl
Derived Forms
splayfooted, adjective
splayfootedly, adverb
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splay-feet in Medicine

splayfoot splay·foot (splā'fut')
n.
See flatfoot.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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