flatfoot

[ flat-foot or, for 1, -foot ]
/ ˈflætˌfʊt or, for 1, -ˈfʊt /

noun, plural flat·feet for 1, flat·foots for 2, 3.

Pathology.
  1. a condition in which the arch of the foot is flattened so that the entire sole rests upon the ground.
  2. Also flat foot. a foot with such an arch.
Slang. a police officer; cop.
Older Slang. a sailor.

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Origin of flatfoot

First recorded in 1865–70; flat1 + foot
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British Dictionary definitions for flatfoot

flatfoot
/ (ˈflætˌfʊt) /

noun

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
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 flatfoot

flatfoot
[ flătfut′ ]

n. pl. flat•feet (-fēt′)

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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