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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Get ready to unplug — while there is Wi-Fi, cell service is minimal — and take advantage of the private outdoor claw-foot bathtub, perfect for couples or solo travelers in need of a relaxing escape. Stephanie Vermillion, Travel + Leisure, 7 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1792, in the meaning defined above

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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 1 Apr. 2023.

Medical Definition

claw foot

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