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ball-and-claw foot

[ bawl-uhn-klaw ]

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of ball-and-claw foot1

First recorded in 1900–05

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Example Sentences

The articles are those six ball-and-claw-foot chairs with violin backs.

He used the ball-and-claw foot with the cabriole leg: this was succeeded by the straight leg.

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