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webfoot

[web-foo t]
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noun, plural web·feet.
  1. a foot with the toes joined by a web.
  2. (initial capital letter) a native or inhabitant of Oregon (used as a nickname).
  3. an animal with webfeet.
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Origin of webfoot

First recorded in 1755–65; web + foot
Related formsweb-foot·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for webfoot

Historical Examples

  • You were born of ropery, and you go at it straight, like a webfoot to water.

    The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete

    George Meredith

  • He secured a homestead claim at Webfoot and later he bought and removed to the farm where Valley Chapel is now located.

  • Webfoot had made even better time than the bear, and only the placid jack remained as a memento of the occasion.

    Down the Mother Lode

    Vivia Hemphill

  • Two webfoot brothers loved a fairYoung lady, rich and good to see; And oh, her black abundant hair!And oh, her wondrous witchery!


British Dictionary definitions for webfoot

webfoot

noun
  1. zoology a foot having the toes connected by folds of skin
  2. anatomy a foot having an abnormal membrane connecting adjacent toes
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webfoot in Medicine

webfoot

(wĕbfut′)
n.
  1. A foot with webbed toes.
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