flatfoot

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n flatfoot a foot afflicted with a fallen arch; abnormally flattened and spread out
    • n flatfoot a policeman who patrols a given region
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • flatfoot (Med) A foot in which the arch of the instep is flattened so that the entire sole of the foot rests upon the ground; also, the deformity, usually congential, exhibited by such a foot; splayfoot.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n flatfoot In pathology, a condition in which the arch of the foot is broken down, the sole touching the ground throughout its entire area.
    • n flatfoot A condition in heavy draft-horses (usually of the fore feet), in which the heel is low, the ground-surface broad, the sole flat or slightly convex, and the wall more acutely slanted than is normal.
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Usage

In literature:

Believe me, Larry, that flatfoot is certainly sore at you!
"Children of the Whirlwind" by Leroy Scott
Some flatfoot tramp on it in the morning.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
She is going to take treatment for her nose and also for flatfoot, and I fear is very miserable.
"V. V.'s Eyes" by Henry Sydnor Harrison
But the Flatfoot, No.
"Hatchie, the Guardian Slave; or, The Heiress of Bellevue" by Warren T. Ashton
Now you can't do the right side any good if you're standing flatfooted on the wrong side, can you?
"Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man" by Marie Conway Oemler
Bearded old men who looked like the fathers of Jerusalem walked flatfooted, nodding back and forth.
"The Best Short Stories of 1915" by Various
He'd done nearly five blocks before a flatfoot steps out of a doorway and waves a nightstick at him.
"Torchy and Vee" by Sewell Ford
Flatfoot runs in families.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
It is bad shoeing that makes so many people suffer from 'flatfoot.
"The Girls of Central High" by Gertrude W. Morrison
One of the town flatfoots came down and stared in, chewing gum methodically.
"Hooded Detective, Volume III No. 2, January, 1942" by Various
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In news:

The Harpers Ferry 19th century Music Academy presents a Flatfoot , Fiddle and Banjo Weekend beginning Friday, Nov 9 and running through Sunday, Nov 11.
The Casualties, Nekromantix, Down By Law, Lower Class Brats, Flatfoot 56 & The Sheds.
The Harpers Ferry 19th century Music Academy presents a Flatfoot, Fiddle and Banjo Weekend beginning Friday, Nov 9 and running through Sunday, Nov 11.
Pictured at a poker game are Celia (Sara LaMarche), at left, Flatfoot Charlie (Kate Oman) and Sylvester the Blade (Steve O'Driscoll).
Aaron Bales, guitarist/vocalist of Flatfoot.
Pediatric flatfoot is a common yet challenging deformity.
Infants are usually born with a flexible flatfoot and typically do not develop a normal arch until they are 7 to 10 years old.
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