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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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  • A painful flatfoot can be a sign of a congenital abnormality or an injury to the muscles and tendons of the foot.
  • The fact is that many anatomical problems cannot be fixed, whether it's poor turnout or flat feet.
  • If you have flat feet, choose shoes with arch supports.
2 (plural flatfoots or flatfeet-ˌfēt) informal dated A police officer: FBI flatfoots and Mafia goons
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  • Hill security flatfeet first mildly suggested he should take his stash elsewhere.
  • Finally, she escaped and went to a friend's place, from which she called Toronto flatfeet.
  • It does not require a platoon of flatfoots to make discreet inquiries.

Words that rhyme with flatfoot

Blackfoot • barefoot

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