foot drop

  1. extension of the foot caused by paralysis of the flexor muscles of the leg.

Origin of foot drop

First recorded in 1905–10

Words Nearby foot drop Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use foot drop in a sentence

  • I didn't think even he would tackle a sixty-thousand-foot drop.

    The Skylark of Space | Edward Elmer Smith and Lee Hawkins Garby
  • Before us, over the brink of a five hundred-foot drop, a great glistening plain stretched into the distance.

    Beyond the Vanishing Point | Raymond King Cummings
  • Frederick ordered her to be quiet, and she let her foot drop again on the leather upholstery.

    Atlantis | Gerhart Hauptmann
  • Whew, I wouldn't like to take the chances of a thirty-foot drop like that, if the branch broke or his trousers tore!

    Fast Nine | Alan Douglas
  • There was a six-foot drop on the far side into a lane; but it was now neck or nothing, so I let myself go.

    Jim Davis | John Masefield