pied-de-biche

[pee-ey-duh-beesh; French pyeyduh-beesh]

noun, plural pieds-de-biche [pee-eyz-duh-beesh; French pyeyduh-beesh] /piˌeɪz dəˈbiʃ; French pyeɪdəˈbiʃ/. Furniture.

a termination to a leg, consisting of a slight outward curve ending in the semblance of a cloven hoof.

Nearby words

  1. pied noir,
  2. pied piper,
  3. pied shag,
  4. pied wagtail,
  5. pied-billed grebe,
  6. pied-de-biche spoon,
  7. pied-piping,
  8. pied-à-terre,
  9. piedfort,
  10. piedmont

Origin of pied-de-biche

< French: literally, doe's foot

Also called hoof foot.

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