claw feet

claw foot

noun
1.
a foot with claws.
2.
a representation of the claws of an animal or bird, especially on the foot of a piece of furniture.
3.
a pathological distortion of the human foot, consisting chiefly of an abnormally high longitudinal arch.

Origin:
1815–25

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claw foot n.
A deformity of the foot marked by an exaggerated arch and downward flexion of the toes.

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