French foot

[ french-foot ]

  1. Also called knurl toe [nurl-toh], /ˈnɜrl ˌtoʊ/, scroll foot, whorl foot [wawrl-foot, wurl, hwawrl, hwurl] /ˈwɔrl ˌfʊt, ˈwɜrl, ˈʰwɔrl, ˈʰwɜrl/ . a foot of the mid-18th century having the form of a scroll, continuing the leg downward and outward, supported by a shoe.

  2. a bracket foot comprising a downward and outward continuation of the adjoining surfaces of the piece, the corner of the foot being a concave outward curve and the inner edges being a pair of ogee curves continuing the lines of the bottom rails downward.

Words Nearby French foot Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024