\ ˈkrōz-ˌfu̇t How to pronounce crow's-foot (audio) \
variants: or crow's foot
plural crow's-feet\ ˈkrōz-​ˌfēt How to pronounce crow's-feet (audio) \ or crow's feet

Definition of crow's-foot

1 : a wrinkle extending from the outer corner of the eye usually pluralThe grand old man had a full thatch of white hair, and crow's-feet around pale-blue eyes.— John McPheeWhen someone is giving you a true smile, the skin around his or her eyes crinkles up into crow's feet.— Agnieszka BiskupOne day you're a carefree teenager lolling on a beach. The next you're counting crow's feet in the rearview mirror …— Michele Meyer

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14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Crow's-foot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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\ ˈkrōz-ˌfu̇t How to pronounce crow's-foot (audio) \
plural crow's-feet\ -​ˌfēt How to pronounce crow's-feet (audio) \

Medical Definition of crow's-foot

: any of the wrinkles around the outer corners of the eyes usually used in plural

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