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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The articles are those six ball-and-claw-foot chairs with violin backs.The Boss of Little Arcady
Harry Leon Wilson