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claw foot

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Definition of claw foot in English:

noun (plural claw feet)

1A foot on a piece of furniture, shaped to resemble a claw: [as modifier]: a claw-foot bathtub
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  • 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. Also called pes cavus.

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