: a foot (as on a bathtub or piece of furniture) in the shape of a claw

Examples of claw-foot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most of the bedrooms and baths are on the second floor, including one bedroom with a fireplace and one bathroom that’s updated in a vintage style that includes a claw-foot tub and a two-legged pedestal sink. Mark David, Robb Report, 30 Apr. 2024 Rooms feature mosaic tiles, colorful fabrics, Frette linens and robes, and many have fireplaces and claw-foot bathtubs. Alesandra Dubin, Travel + Leisure, 11 Apr. 2024 The Emerald Ridge room, for example, has original redwood-slat walls, an antique bedstead and river views, while the sunny Rhododendron boasts period wallpaper and a claw-foot tub. Jackie Burrell, The Mercury News, 8 Apr. 2024 The moldings are beautiful, and the house is loaded with fireplaces and claw-foot tubs. Curbed Staff, Curbed, 22 Dec. 2023 The spacious primary bedroom, dubbed The Roy Rogers Suite and clad in reclaimed wooden planks, includes a morning/evening bar, a claw-foot soaking tub that’s open to the bedroom, and a separate, marble-floored bathroom. Mark David, Robb Report, 15 Dec. 2023 How to make a claw-foot tub safer for seniors Another con is the hassle of installation. Jeanne Huber, Washington Post, 10 Nov. 2023 The diorama-like layout, part altar, part haunted house, contains mounds of soil sprouting candles, a filthy claw-foot bathtub, a forlorn-looking toilet and chandeliers resembling levitating candelabras. Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times, 26 Sep. 2023 The closest thing to luxury in her house is two pairs of slippers: one under her writing desk, the other under her claw-foot tub. Casey Cep, The New Yorker, 11 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1792, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of claw-foot was in 1792

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“Claw-foot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/claw-foot. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

claw foot

: a deformity of the foot characterized by an exaggerated curvature of the longitudinal arch
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