spade foot

noun

Definition of spade foot

:a terminal enlargement of the straight square furniture leg especially of the late 18th century that sweeps outward in an abrupt curve on each side and then gradually tapers downward

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spadefoot

noun
variants: or spadefoot toad

Definition of spadefoot

plural spadefoots or spadefoot toads
:any of several burrowing toads of the family Pelobatidae in which the inner bone of the tarsus has a strong sharp-edged horny sheath with which they dig

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First Known Use of spadefoot

1867


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