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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).
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.
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.
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|Noun||1.||flatfoot - a policeman who patrols a given region|
|2.||flatfoot - a foot afflicted with a fallen arch; abnormally flattened and spread out|
n. pie plano.