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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
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Examples from the web for clubfoot
  • Not visible in the photograph is a clubfoot, the result of polio in childhood.
  • clubfoot repair is surgery to correct a birth defect of the foot and ankle.
  • clubfoot is a developmental defect characterized by loss of flexibility in the lower leg and an angled and/or inverted foot.
clubfoot 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.

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