crow's-foot


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crow's-foot

(krōz′fo͝ot′)
n. pl. crow's-feet (-fēt′)
1. often crows-feet A wrinkle at the outer corner of the eye: got a face-lift to get rid of crow's-feet.
2. A three-pointed embroidery stitch, especially one in the form of a filled triangle used as finishing, as at the end of a seam.

crow's-foot

n, pl -feet
1. (Anatomy) (often plural) a wrinkle at the outer corner of the eye
2. (Knitting & Sewing) an embroidery stitch with three points, used esp as a finishing at the end of a seam
3. (Aeronautics) a system of diverging short ropes to distribute the pull of a single rope, used esp in balloon and airship riggings

crow's′-foot`



n., pl. -feet.
1. Usu., crow's-feet. any of the tiny wrinkles at the outer corners of the eyes resulting from age or constant squinting.
2. an arrangement of ropes in which one main rope exerts pull at several points simultaneously through a group of smaller ropes.
[1350–1400]
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However, when we try to remove the bifilar expandable pin with a crow's-foot wrench and a breaker bar or an open-end wrench, there's only limited space inside the bifilar to get a turn on the nut.
And when reinstalling the nut, we have trouble torquing the nuts to the required 1,090 to 1,205 in-lbs using a crow's-foot.