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flatfoot

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