- 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.
- of, relating to, or afflicted with splayfoot.
- clumsy or awkward.
Origin of splayfoot
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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
- 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
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