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n. pl. splay·feet (-fēt′)
1. A physical deformity characterized by abnormally flat and turned-out feet.
2. A foot so affected.

splay′foot′ed adj.


n, pl -feet
1. (Pathology) pathol another word for flatfoot1
2. (Zoology) a foot of which the toes are spread out, as in certain breeds of dog used in hunting waterfowl
ˈsplayˌfooted adj
ˈsplayˌfootedly adv



n., pl. -feet.
1. a broad foot that turns outward.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.splayfoot - a foot afflicted with a fallen archsplayfoot - a foot afflicted with a fallen arch; abnormally flattened and spread out
foot, human foot, pes - the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint; "his bare feet projected from his trousers"; "armored from head to foot"
Adj.1.splayfoot - having feet that turn outward
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