splayfoot

[ 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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Origin of splayfoot

First recorded in 1540–50; splay + foot
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Example sentences from the Web for splay-feet

  • 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

splayfoot
/ (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 splayfoot

splayfooted, adjectivesplayfootedly, adverb
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Medical definitions for splay-feet

splayfoot
[ splāfut′ ]

n.

flatfoot
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