clubfoot

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n clubfoot congenital deformity of the foot usually marked by a curled shape or twisted position of the ankle and heel and toes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Clubfoot (Med) A short, variously distorted foot; also, the deformity, usually congenital, which such a foot exhibits; talipes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n clubfoot A deformed or distorted foot; a foot which is set awry from the ankle, and is generally also imperfect in shape or undersized.
    • n clubfoot A similar twisted condition of the feet which is normal in some animals, as sloths.
    • n clubfoot [Without the hyphen.] Congenital distortion of the foot; the state of having a clubfoot or club-feet; talipes (which see): as, to be afflicted with clubfoot; the surgical treatment of clubfoot. Also called clubbing.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Club, + foot,

Usage

In literature:

Byron's clubfoot had probably not a little to do with determining his destiny as a poet.
"Character" by Samuel Smiles
If old Clubfoot hasn't treated him with a brimstone-bath long before this, he hasn't done his duty.
"Ten Nights in a Bar Room" by T. S. Arthur
Pulfennia Ulubrana, one of Calvaster's great-aunts, was a dwarfish creature, humpbacked and clubfooted.
"The Unwilling Vestal" by Edward Lucas White
Ole 'Clubfoot' Sneed, over by the re'savation's got Josh and Filaree.
"Partners of Chance" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
She was a German woman with a clubfoot.
"The Woman Who Toils" by Mrs. John Van Vorst and Marie Van Vorst
Clubfoot's first reincarnation took place in Ventura, about 600 miles from the scene of his death.
"Bears I Have Met--and Others" by Allen Kelly
It looked as if I might have a free run until Clubfoot could reach Berlin.
"The Man with the Clubfoot" by Valentine Williams
Clubfoot results when short tendons or contracted tendons pull the toes inward or outward with raising of the heel.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
D'ye hear thet, Sam Clubfoot?
"The Island Treasure" by John Conroy Hutcheson
Many mules are clubfooted, especially behind, where it seems to cause little or no inconvenience.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
The doctor hadn't wanted to perform the operation on his clubfoot.
"The Last Place on Earth" by James Judson Harmon
Jake was clubfooted, lumbering, with his jaws grown into great jowls of bone, his arms elongated and ending in hooks.
"Valley of the Croen" by Lee Tarbell
There was Malan with his clubfoot, owned by the devil, the drovers said, and leased to Woodford for a lifetime.
"Dwellers in the Hills" by Melville Davisson Post
He rolled and pressed them together till they formed a very small ball, and then he took off his clubfoot boot.
"'£19,000'" by Burford Delannoy
Clubfoot: Its Causes, Pathology, and Treatment.
"Schweigger on Squint" by C. Schweigger
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In news:

Miniature plaster casts used for a nonsurgical treatment for infants born with clubfoot, a crippling birth defect that annually affects about 200,000 children.
Miniature plaster casts used for a nonsurgical treatment for infants born with clubfoot , a crippling birth defect that annually affects about 200,000 children.
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