noun (1)
\ 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

 (Entry 1 of 4)

1 : a wrinkle extending from the outer corner of the eye usually plural The 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

crow's nest

noun (2)

Definition of crow's nest (Entry 2 of 4)

: a partly enclosed platform high on a ship's mast for use as a lookout also : a similar lookout (as for traffic control)

crow's ash

noun (3)

Definition of crow's ash (Entry 3 of 4)

: either of two Australian timber trees of the genus Flindersia:
a : flindosa
b : a closely related tree (Flindersia bennettiana)


noun (4)
plural crow's-bills

Definition of crow's-bill (Entry 4 of 4)

: coracoid process

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No Bird Box blindfolds here, please: that crow's nest plus several screened and open porches offer views of the Atlantic—plus the property's sparkling pool. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Sandra Bullock Is Selling Her Georgia Beach House for $6.5 Million," 27 Mar. 2019 Besides its standard-issue gourmet kitchen and spacious family rooms, the home also includes a gym, basketball court, game room, grill area, and crow's nest. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Sandra Bullock Is Selling Her Georgia Beach House for $6.5 Million," 27 Mar. 2019 There's a climbing wall for energetic little ones: A zipline for thrill-seekers (don't worry, grandpa supervises): And a footbridge up to the crow's nest. Lauren Piro, House Beautiful, "World's Best Grandparents Build Their Grandkids the Most Magical Treehouse," 9 Oct. 2015 The top deck of the staircase offer's a kind of crow's nest outpost with new and striking views of the Lindner Family Tennis Center property. Cincinnati Enquirer,, "Lindner Family Tennis Center upgrades nearing completion, will be ready for 2018 W&S Open," 24 June 2018

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First Known Use of crow's-foot

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1818, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of crow's nest

: a platform with short walls that is high on a ship's mast and from which you can see things (such as land and other ships) that are far away


\ 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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