ball-and-claw foot

[ bawl-uh n-klaw ]
/ ˈbɔl ənˈklɔ /

noun Furniture.

a foot having the form of a bird's claw grasping a ball.

Origin of ball-and-claw foot

First recorded in 1900–05
Also called claw-and-ball foot.
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