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[kluhb-foo t]
noun, plural club·feet for 1.
  1. a congenitally deformed or distorted foot.
  2. the condition of having such a foot; talipes.
  3. Also called club. Nautical. a short boom for fastening to the foot of a jib.
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Origin of clubfoot

First recorded in 1530–40; club + foot
Related formsclub·foot·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for club-footed

Historical Examples

  • The club-footed Boletus is very closely related to B. edulis.

    The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise

    M. E. Hard

  • Is there nothing in the world for you, Top, but that club-footed young whelp?

  • Marks and Peppers and the club-footed Malan were all moving somewhere in our front.

    Dwellers in the Hills

    Melville Davisson Post

  • Her child, born some little time afterward, was club-footed.

    Roughing It

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • Yes, I believe I do remember seeing a club-footed man there.

    The Conjure Woman

    Charles W. Chesnutt

club-footed in Medicine


  1. A congenital deformity of the foot, usually characterized by a curled shape or a twisted position of the ankle, heel, and toes.talipes
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