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.
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Poetic Foot vs. MeterPoetry has a lot of moving parts. If you’re reading this, chances are you’re starting to explore poetic analysis. Poetic foot and meter are a great place to start. Once you have these basics down, the rest becomes a lot easier. A poetic foot is a unit of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry. Poetic meter refers to the number of feet …
- claw back,
- claw bar,
- claw hammer,
- claw hatchet,
- claw off,
- claw setting,
- claw-and-ball foot
Origin of claw foot
First recorded in 1815–25
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A deformity of the foot marked by an exaggerated arch and downward flexion of the toes.
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