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splayfoot

[spley-foo t]
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noun, plural splay·feet.
  1. a broad, flat foot, especially one turned outward.
  2. Pathology. this condition as a deformity in which the arch is very low or absent and weight is borne on the entire sole; flatfoot.
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adjective Also splay·foot·ed.
  1. of, relating to, or afflicted with splayfoot.
  2. clumsy or awkward.
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Origin of splayfoot

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

Historical Examples

  • 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

noun plural -feet
  1. pathol another word for flatfoot (def. 1)
  2. a foot of which the toes are spread out, as in certain breeds of dog used in hunting waterfowl
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Derived Formssplayfooted, adjectivesplayfootedly, adverb
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splay-feet in Medicine

splayfoot

(splāfut′)
n.
  1. flatfoot