claw foot


a foot with claws.
a representation of the claws of an animal or bird, especially on the foot of a piece of furniture.
a pathological distortion of the human foot, consisting chiefly of an abnormally high longitudinal arch.

Nearby words

  1. clavola,
  2. clavus,
  3. claw,
  4. claw back,
  5. claw bar,
  6. claw hammer,
  7. claw hatchet,
  8. claw off,
  9. claw setting,
  10. claw-and-ball foot

Origin of claw foot

First recorded in 1815–25 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for claw foot

claw foot



A deformity of the foot marked by an exaggerated arch and downward flexion of the toes.

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