Definition of splay-foot in English:

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A broad flat foot turned outward.
Example sentences
  • If I had splay-feet, it must be that I didn't take care each day to walk a straight line and wear the right shoes.
  • Not only did Will suffer from scoliosis, his right leg was ‘shaped like a bow’ and he also had a splay-foot.
  • Correcting his splay feet was not that simple.



Pronunciation: /ˌspleɪˈfʊtɪd/
Example sentences
  • In this case, both knees face outward leading to a toe out or splay-footed conformation, yet when the dots are connected they form a straight line.
  • Yet I bet if I were to raise some trifling question about, say, the number of splay-footed widgeons in Somerset, I would have the answer in half an hour.
  • She walked in a splay-footed manner and bumped into a post.

Words that rhyme with splay-foot

afoot, clubfoot, foot, hotfoot, kaput, put, soot, underfoot, wrong-foot, Yakut

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