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flat·foot

 (flăt′fo͝ot′)
n.
1. pl. flat·feet (-fēt′) A condition in which the arch of the foot is abnormally flattened down so that the entire sole makes contact with the ground.
2. pl. flat·foots
a. Informal A person with flat feet.
b. Slang A police officer.
intr.v. flat·foot·ed, flat·foot·ing, flat·foots
To walk in a flat-footed manner: "He flatfooted along, twirling his club" (James T. Farrell).

flatfoot

(ˈflætˌfʊt)
npl -foots or -feet
1. (Pathology) Also called: splayfoot a condition in which the entire sole of the foot is able to touch the ground because of flattening of the instep arch
2. (Law) a slang word (usually derogatory) for a policeman

flat•foot

(ˈflætˌfʊt or, for 1, -ˈfʊt)

n., pl. -feet for 1, -foots for 2,3.
1.
a. a condition in which the arch of the foot is flattened so that the entire sole rests upon the ground.
b. Also, flat′ foot′. a foot with such an arch.
2. Slang. a police officer; cop.
[1865–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flatfoot - a policeman who patrols a given regionflatfoot - a policeman who patrols a given region
law officer, lawman, peace officer - an officer of the law
2.flatfoot - a foot afflicted with a fallen archflatfoot - 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"

flatfoot

noun
Slang. A member of a law-enforcement agency:
Informal: cop, law.
Slang: bull, copper, fuzz, gendarme, heat, man (often uppercase).
Chiefly British: bobby, constable, peeler.
Translations

flat·foot

, flat-foot
n. pie plano.
References in classic literature ?
The thing made a big stir in the town, too, and a good many come out flatfooted and said it was scandal- ous to separate the mother and the children that way.
"What I'm driving at is that you say flatfooted that you won't meet me again, and you give your reasons, but how am I to know they are your real reasons?
Compared to those masterstrokes, the recent efforts by local flatfoots