[flat-foot or for 1, -foot]
noun, plural flatfeet for 1, flatfoots for 2, 3.
a condition in which the arch of the foot is flattened so that the entire sole rests upon the ground.
Also, flat foot. a foot with such an arch.
Slang. a police officer; cop.
Older Slang. a sailor.

1865–70; flat1 + foot

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flatfoot (ˈflætˌfʊt)
n , -foots, -feet
1.  Also called: splayfoot a condition in which the entire sole of the foot is able to touch the ground because of flattening of the instep arch
2.  a slang word (usually derogatory) for a policeman

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flatfoot flat·foot (flāt'fut')
n. pl. flat·feet (-fēt')
A condition in which the arch of the foot is abnormally flattened down so that the entire sole makes contact with the ground. Also called splayfoot, talipes planus.

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