[flat-foo t or for 1, -foo t]
Origin of flatfoot
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Flatfoot is that condition in which the sole has little or no convexity.
It is bad shoeing that makes so many people suffer from flatfoot.The Girls of Central High
Gertrude W. Morrison
The majority of so-called cases of flatfoot are, however, in the stage amenable to psychic measures.Outwitting Our Nerves
Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury
Flatfoot generally has weak walls, and as a consequence the nails of the shoe are readily loosened and the shoe cast.
Impressions of the feet are made in order to detect weakness of the arch or flatfoot.The Making of a Trade School
Mary Schenck Woolman
- Also called: splayfoot a condition in which the entire sole of the foot is able to touch the ground because of flattening of the instep arch
- plural -foots or -feet a slang word (usually derogatory) for a policeman
- A condition in which the arch of the foot is abnormally flattened down so that the entire sole makes contact with the ground.splayfoot talipes planus
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