cloven hoof

noun

Definition of cloven hoof

1 :a foot (as of a sheep) divided into two parts at its distal extremity
2
[from the traditional representation of Satan as cloven-hoofed]
:the sign of devilish character

cloven-hoofed

play \ˈklō-vən-ˌhu̇ft, -ˌhüft, -ˌhu̇vd, -ˌhüvd\ adjective

First Known Use of cloven hoof

1611


CLOVEN HOOF Defined for English Language Learners

cloven hoof

noun

Definition of cloven hoof for English Language Learners

  • : a foot of some animals (such as sheep, goats, or cows) that is divided into two parts


CLOVEN HOOF Defined for Kids

cloven hoof

noun

Definition of cloven hoof for Students

:a hoof (as of a sheep or cow) with the front part divided into two sections

Medical Dictionary

cloven hoof

noun

medical Definition of cloven hoof

cloven-hoofed

play \-ˈhu̇ft, -ˈhüft, -ˈhu̇vd, -ˈhüvd\ adjective


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