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club foot

noun Furniture.
  1. a knoblike foot formed from the end of a cabriole leg as a continuation of its lines: less flat than a pad foot but otherwise similar.
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Examples from the Web for club-foot

Historical Examples

  • The child might as well be punished because it squints or has club-foot.

    The Physical Life of Woman:

    Dr. George H Napheys

  • It was a letter from 'the Man with the club-foot' to herself.

  • I even inquired respectfully for the man with the club-foot.

  • It is something like the uncovering of the dead Byron's club-foot.

  • He has a club-foot and bites his nails, Rogers had told her.

    The Love Affairs of Lord Byron

    Francis Henry Gribble

British Dictionary definitions for club-foot

club foot

  1. a congenital deformity of the foot, esp one in which the foot is twisted so that most of the weight rests on the heelTechnical name: talipes
  2. a foot so deformed
  3. nautical a boom attached to the foot of a jib
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Derived Formsclub-footed, adjective
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Word Origin and History for club-foot


also clubfoot, "deformed foot," 1530s, from club (n.) + foot (n.).

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