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flatfoot

noun flat·foot \-ˌft (always so in sense 3), ˌflat-ˈ\
plural flat·feet \-ˌfēt, -ˈfēt\

Definition of FLATFOOT

1
:  a condition in which the arch of the instep is flattened so that the entire sole rests upon the ground
2
:  a foot affected with flatfoot
3
a or plural flatfoots slang :  police officer; especially :  a patrolman walking a regular beat
b slang :  sailor

Examples of FLATFOOT

  1. <a comic strip about a square-jawed, trench-coated flatfoot who always caught the crooks in suitably dramatic fashion>

First Known Use of FLATFOOT

1860
Medical Dictionary

flatfoot

noun flat·foot \-ˈft, -ˌft\
plural flat·feet \-ˈfēt, -ˌfēt\

Medical Definition of FLATFOOT

1
:  a condition in which the arch of the instep is flattened so that the entire sole rests upon the ground
2
:  a foot affected with flatfoot

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