Dictionary.com

clubfoot

[ kluhb-foot ]
/ ˈklʌbˌfʊt /
Save This Word!

noun, plural club·feet for 1.
a congenitally deformed or distorted foot.
the condition of having such a foot; talipes.
Also called club. Nautical. a short boom for fastening to the foot of a jib.
QUIZ
TEST YOUR MERIT ON THESE NEW WORDS IN 2021
The Dictionary added new words and definition to our vast collection, and we want to see how well-versed you are in the formally recognized new lingo. Take the quiz!
Question 1 of 8
What does JEDI stand for?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of clubfoot

First recorded in 1530–40; club + foot

OTHER WORDS FROM clubfoot

clubfooted, adjective

Other definitions for clubfoot (2 of 2)

club foot

noun Furniture.
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.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use clubfoot in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for clubfoot

club foot

noun
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
a foot so deformed
nautical a boom attached to the foot of a jib

Derived forms of club foot

club-footed, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for clubfoot

clubfoot
[ klŭbfut′ ]

n.
A congenital deformity of the foot, usually characterized by a curled shape or a twisted position of the ankle, heel, and toes.talipes
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
FEEDBACK