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spade foot

noun, Furniture.
a square foot, tapering toward its bottom.
Origin of spade foot
1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The legs were generally much more slender than the Chippendale and often ended in what is known as a spade-foot.

    Remodeled Farmhouses Mary H. Northend
  • The water was almost jellied with their spawn, and a little later was swarming with spade-foot tadpoles.

    Wild Life Near Home Dallas Lore Sharp
  • I found on investigation that the water was moving with spade-foot toads.

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  • The one on the left has the Prince's feathers, and all of them show the slender leg which in two of them ends in the spade-foot.

    The Old Furniture Book N. Hudson Moore
British Dictionary definitions for spade-foot

spade foot

a spadelike projection at the end of a chair leg
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