Definition of flatfoot in English:


Syllabification: flat·foot
Pronunciation: /ˈflatˌfo͝ot


  • 1A condition in which the foot has an arch that is lower than usual.
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    • In stage II dysfunction, the tendon has become dysfunctional and the foot has developed acquired flatfoot, but the deformity is passively correctable.
    • If this tendon becomes inflamed, over-stretched or torn, you may experience pain on your inner ankle and gradually lose the inner arch on the bottom of your foot, leading to flatfoot.
    • But in some children who are born with flatfeet, the arch never fully develops.
  • 2 (plural flatfoots or flatfeet /-ˌfēt/) informal dated A police officer.
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    • But it does not require a platoon of flatfoots to make discreet inquiries and have a minor removed from the premises for an infraction against liquor-control regulations.
    • And my faith in the London flatfeet still flickers.
    • The cops investigating the ‘love killer’ aren't the hard-bitten, cynical flatfoots one expects in a noir.

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