(always so in sense 3)ˈflat-ˌfu̇t
plural flatfeet ˈflat-ˌfēt
: a condition in which the arch of the instep is flattened so that the entire sole rests upon the ground
: a foot affected with flatfoot
or plural flatfoots, slang : police officer
especially : a patrolman walking a regular beat
slang : sailor
a comic strip about a square-jawed, trench-coated flatfoot who always caught the crooks in suitably dramatic fashion
Recent Examples on the Web There was clogging, stomping and flatfoot dancing; the Dutch and English square-dancing with the Africans and the Irish. —Washington Post, 26 Oct. 2021 Overture on harmonica while flatfoot dancing and twirling a rope. —Laurel Graeber, New York Times, 19 Apr. 2018
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