slow-foot·​ed ˈslō-ˌfu̇-təd How to pronounce slow-footed (audio)
: moving at a very slow pace : plodding
a slow-footed novel
a slow-footed ship
slow-footedness noun

Examples of slow-footed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The slow-footed Conforto gave chase but seemed to get caught in between pursuing a diving catch — Yastrzemski provided an example later, robbing catcher Nick Fortes of a hit — and the safe play of letting the ball drop in front of him. Evan Webeck, The Mercury News, 15 Apr. 2024 Those energy generators could imperil rare plants and slow-footed tortoises already threatened by rising temperatures. Sammy Roth, Anchorage Daily News, 2 July 2023 The slow-footed Sheets, meanwhile, was roughly halfway to home. Julian McWilliams,, 25 June 2023 Busch recovered from an initial bobble in time to retire the slow-footed catcher, but his throw sailed wide of first base for an error. Mike Digiovanna, Los Angeles Times, 9 May 2023 The Padres had one out with a runner on first and the slow-footed Cruz at the plate when Ahmed went to his backhand. Nick Piecoro, The Arizona Republic, 20 Apr. 2023 This is a slow-footed big man with modest athleticism who led Stanford to a Final Four, won two NBA titles with the Lakers and earned the respect of the late Kobe Bryant. Connor Letourneau, San Francisco Chronicle, 28 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1587, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of slow-footed was in 1587

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“Slow-footed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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