Definition of claw foot in English:

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claw foot

noun (plural claw feet)

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1A foot on a piece of furniture or a standing fixture, shaped to resemble a claw.
Example sentences
  • She caught her breath, seeing a claw-foot bathtub and tiny marble pieces for flooring in the master bath.
  • I shed my clothes and hopped into the hot bath and settled down with my head resting on a bath pillow attached to the edge of my old claw-foot bathtub.
  • The new claw-foot bathtub, which should have been draining into the outflow pipe, was instead draining all over the painstakingly selected color-coordinated ceramic tile floor, the result of a hairline crack in its base.
2 Medicine An excessively arched foot with an unnaturally high instep.

Derivatives

claw-footed

adjective
Example sentences
  • Afterwards, we eat some pancakes and sausages and smoke cigarettes in a giant claw-footed bathtub.
  • My mother decorated the ship's head with a bolt of paisley cloth, laminating it over every square inch, including the inside of the claw-footed tub.
  • Someone had showered in the claw-footed tub recently; there was water at the bottom and a damp towel hanging from the curtain bar.

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Syllabification: claw foot

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