[ spley-foo t ]
/ ˈspleɪˌfʊt /
noun, plural splay·feet.
a broad, flat foot, especially one turned outward.
Pathology. this condition as a deformity in which the arch is very low or absent and weight is borne on the entire sole; flatfoot.
adjective Also splay·foot·ed.
of, relating to, or afflicted with splayfoot.
clumsy or awkward.
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At the wrists or knees the parts touch each other and almost immediately bend outwards (splay-feet), as long, flat paws.Sporting Dogs|Frank Townend Barton
British Dictionary definitions for splay-feet
/ (ˈspleɪˌfʊt) /
noun plural -feet
pathol another word for flatfoot (def. 1)
a foot of which the toes are spread out, as in certain breeds of dog used in hunting waterfowl
Derived forms of splayfootsplayfooted, adjectivesplayfootedly, adverb
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Medical definitions for splay-feet
[ splā′fut′ ]
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