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splayfoot

[spley-foo t] /ˈspleɪˌfʊt/
noun, plural splayfeet.
1.
a broad, flat foot, especially one turned outward.
2.
Pathology. this condition as a deformity in which the arch is very low or absent and weight is borne on the entire sole; flatfoot.
adjective, Also, splayfooted
3.
of, relating to, or afflicted with splayfoot.
4.
clumsy or awkward.
Origin of splayfoot
1540-1550
1540-50; splay + foot
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  • He rocked back on his splay feet, his knees sprung forward, his mouth wide open, and his eyes popping out of his black face.

    Those Times And These Irvin S. Cobb
  • Cow-hocks, weak pasterns, straight stifles, and splay feet are the worst of faults.

    Sporting Dogs Frank Townend Barton
  • As they stepped over the side they were met by a little round-shouldered man with splay feet.

    Robert Tournay William Sage
  • I'll make it a durned sight seriouser for you if you don't keep them splay feet o'your'n offen my heels when we're marching.

    The Red Acorn John McElroy
  • Such a collection of splay feet, puffed joints, and misshapen limbs was assuredly never before made within so small a compass.

  • As against this they have, unless very carefully bred, a lightness of bone and a tendency to splay feet and flat sides.

  • They came at him on splay feet, their clubs raised high, their mouths opened and their eyes slitted in rage.

    Castle of Terror E.J. Liston
  • It was them splay feet o' your'n that tripped me, and then you downed the rest o' the boys.

British Dictionary definitions for splay feet

splayfoot

/ˈspleɪˌfʊt/
noun (pl) -feet
1.
(pathol) another word for flatfoot (sense 1)
2.
a foot of which the toes are spread out, as in certain breeds of dog used in hunting waterfowl
Derived Forms
splayfooted, adjective
splayfootedly, adverb
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splay feet in Medicine

splayfoot splay·foot (splā'fut')
n.
See flatfoot.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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