cloven hoof


noun

the figurative indication of Satan or evil temptation.
Also called cloven foot.
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British Dictionary definitions for cloven hoof

cloven hoof

cloven foot


noun

the divided hoof of a pig, goat, cow, deer, or related animal, which consists of the two middle digits of the foot
the mark or symbol of Satan

Derived Forms

cloven-hoofed or cloven-footed, adjective
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