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webfoot

[web-foo t]
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noun, plural web·feet.
  1. a foot with the toes joined by a web.
  2. (initial capital letter) a native or inhabitant of Oregon (used as a nickname).
  3. an animal with webfeet.

Origin of webfoot

First recorded in 1755–65; web + foot
Related formsweb-foot·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for web-footed

Historical Examples

  • But no constable but a web-footed one would be out this night.

    Thankful's Inheritance

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • "Maybe he's web-footed," suggested Smalley, and they laughed again.

    Cap'n Eri

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln

  • Ray says, and Linnæus after him, that the water-rat is web-footed behind.

  • The web-footed diving-bird, Uria troile, common on our coasts.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

  • The feet of all web-footed birds should be spread while drying.


British Dictionary definitions for web-footed

web-footed

web-toed

adjective
  1. (of certain animals) having webbed feet that facilitate swimming

webfoot

noun
  1. zoology a foot having the toes connected by folds of skin
  2. anatomy a foot having an abnormal membrane connecting adjacent toes
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web-footed in Medicine

webfoot

(wĕbfut′)
n.
  1. A foot with webbed toes.
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