[foo t-bahyn-ding]


(formerly in China) the act or practice of tightly binding the feet of infant girls to keep the feet as small as possible. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for foot-binding

Contemporary Examples of foot-binding

Historical Examples of foot-binding

  • And they say that one girl out of ten dies of foot-binding or its after-effects.

    The Child in the Midst

    Mary Schauffler Labaree

  • It will put an end to the cruelty and miseries of foot-binding.

    Village Life in China

    Arthur H. Smith

  • But when her father came home he had a long and serious talk with his wife about foot-binding, and off came the bandages again.

  • During her medical course Mary became more strongly impressed than ever before with the evils of foot-binding.

  • Within the last few weeks another edict has gone forth, directed against the practice of foot-binding.

    China and the Chinese

    Herbert Allen Giles