- (formerly in China) the act or practice of tightly binding the feet of infant girls to keep the feet as small as possible.
Examples from the Web for foot-binding
Contemporary Examples of foot-binding
To show how foot-binding survivors walk, Farrell created this video.China’s Last Foot-Binding Survivors
July 2, 2014
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