cloven hoof


noun

the figurative indication of Satan or evil temptation.

Nearby words

  1. clove hitch,
  2. clove oil,
  3. clove pink,
  4. clovelly,
  5. cloven,
  6. cloven-hoofed,
  7. clover,
  8. cloverleaf,
  9. cloverleaf aerial,
  10. clovis

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 Formscloven-hoofed or cloven-footed, adjective

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