[spley-foo t]

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.

Nearby words

  1. splatter film,
  2. splatter movie,
  3. splatterpunk,
  4. splay,
  5. splayd,
  6. spleen,
  7. spleenful,
  8. spleenfully,
  9. spleenwort,
  10. spleeny

Origin of splayfoot

First recorded in 1540–50; splay + foot

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Examples 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


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 Formssplayfooted, adjectivesplayfootedly, adverb

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Medicine definitions for splay-feet





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