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flatfoot Syllabification: flat·foot
Pronunciation: /ˈflatfo͝ot/

Definition of flatfoot in English:


1 (also flat feet) A condition in which the foot has an arch that is lower than usual: various surgical techniques are used to correct adult-acquired flatfoot he had a severe case of flat feet and complained of back problems
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  • The tendon has become dysfunctional and the foot has developed acquired flatfoot, but the deformity is passively correctable.
  • You may experience pain on your inner ankle and gradually lose the inner arch on the bottom of your foot, leading to flatfoot.
  • In some children who are born with flatfeet, the arch never fully develops.
2 (plural flatfoots or flatfeet-ˌfēt) informal, dated A police officer: FBI flatfoots and Mafia goons
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  • It does not require a platoon of flatfoots to make discreet inquiries.
  • My faith in the London flatfeet still flickers.
  • A couple of days later, he summoned Toronto flatfeet to lay assault charges.
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