Definition of club foot in English:

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club foot

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noun

1A deformed foot which is twisted so that the sole cannot be placed flat on the ground. Also called talipes.
Example sentences
  • Lord Byron, Britain's great romantic who was ‘mad, bad and dangerous to know’, was also born with talipes, or a club foot.
  • His gait studies formed the basis of his clinical work in treating club foot deformities and showed the benefit of measurement in clinical decisions.
  • It was nerve-racking when they were checking the scans for spina bifida, club foot and hare lip.
2A woodland toadstool with a greyish-brown cap, pale yellow gills, and a stem with a swollen woolly base, found in both Eurasia and North America.
  • Clitocybe clavipes, family Tricholomataceae, class Hymenomycetes.

Derivatives

club-footed

Pronunciation: /ˌklʌbˈfʊtɪd/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Byron, an unattractive, club-footed little man who sat up all night eating biscuits and crying, managed to spread the rumour that he was ‘mad, bad and dangerous to know’.
  • The central character is a little old club-footed Portuguese grandmother.
  • The club-footed pigeon was gone.

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