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[kluhb-foo t] /ˈklʌbˌfʊt/
noun, plural clubfeet for 1.
a congenitally deformed or distorted foot.
the condition of having such a foot; talipes.
Also called club. Nautical. a short boom for fastening to the foot of a jib.
Origin of clubfoot
1530-40; club + foot
Related forms
clubfooted, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Yes, I believe I do remember seeing a club-footed man there.

    The Conjure Woman Charles W. Chesnutt
  • Her child, born some little time afterward, was club-footed.

    Roughing It Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • This––all this––to make a gentleman of the ill-born, club-footed young whelp of a fishing skipper!

  • To his house came the club-footed bear at midnight, worn and nearly spent with the pitiful journey.

  • They knew this over the Stone Coal; the club-footed giant Malan had a lot of scars under his shirt that were not born on him.

    Dwellers in the Hills Melville Davisson Post
  • Odin's curse be on that club-footed fool who gave us this cold ride for nothing.

    The Wanderer's Necklace H. Rider Haggard
  • One fixed idea was ever like an incubus upon my soul,—the thought of my mother's marriage with this club-footed hunchback.

  • A pox, but by his feet, he may be the club-footed Horse-coursers father, for all his young lookes.

    Discovery of Witches Thomas Potts
  • The second child, a daughter, was club-footed and early suffered from gouty tophi.

    Degeneracy Eugene S. Talbot
  • Lingkung siyag tiil ug mag-untul-untul siyang maglakaw, He is club-footed and he walks with a bounce.

club-footed in Medicine

clubfoot club·foot (klŭb'fut')
A congenital deformity of the foot, usually characterized by a curled shape or a twisted position of the ankle, heel, and toes. Also called talipes.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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