Entry from US English dictionary
1(Of a horse) skittish.
- From sturdy hill breeds to fiddle-footed show ponies, these diminutive members of the horse family are certainly not short on character.
- Gail Gardner brings back to us the world he lived in - stretching out steers, hunkering over campfires, crashing through brush on fiddle-footed horses, trailing in to the home corral, sore and tired after a day of wrestling muley cows.
1.1(Of a person) restless or apt to wander: he was what we might consider a fiddle-footed missionary, moving from place to place
More example sentences
- When Walter falls in love with a boarding-house girl and begins dreaming of a farmer's life, the fiddle-footed Hewey, content for six bits a day, jumps at the chance to rescue him from his fate worse than death.
- They were fiddle-footed, as folks said, always on the drift, not looking for trouble but not running from it, either.
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