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web foot

noun Furniture.
  1. a pad foot having the appearance of toes joined by a web.
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Also called duck foot.
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Examples from the Web for web-feet

Historical Examples

  • All sail was set, and the little craft slipped away from the land with the ease of an aquatic bird, that is plying its web-feet.

    The Sea Lions

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • But dry land will not give us your sharp toes to scratch with, any sooner than water will give you web-feet to swim with.

  • Of this principle, the web-feet of some birds, the long legs and neck of the stork, are examples.

  • "No horses are web-footed" denies that the attributes of a horse ever coexist with web-feet.

  • Gallinace and web-feet present certain birds best known and most useful to us.