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/ ˈspleɪˌfʊt /
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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 having splayfoot.
clumsy or awkward.
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How to use splayfoot in a sentence
And here I thought all along it was because you was splay-foot farmers, and unfortunate, you know, that way like all nesters is.Stepsons of Light|Eugene Manlove Rhodes
The entire feat had been accomplished in 6:34 1/2, setting a new world's record for red-headed farmer boys with one splay foot.The Oakdale Affair|Edgar Rice Burroughs
Who are you, quotha, old reverend smock with the splay foot?The Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous, Vol. 1 of 3|George Augustus Sala
I mind that you said it was a splay-foot, and here's the explanation.The Valley of Fear|Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Flat-foot or splay-foot is that deformity in which there is loss of the arch, and the foot tends to be pronated and abducted.
British Dictionary definitions for 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 splayfootsplayfooted, adjectivesplayfootedly, adverb
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