two-footed

adjective

two-foot·​ed ˈtü-ˈfu̇-təd How to pronounce two-footed (audio)
1
a
: involving both feet
a two-footed landing
b
: having or using only two feet
two-footed creatures
What we don't know is exactly how, when, or why we as humans adapted to two-footed locomotion.Noel T. Boaz
2
soccer : proficient in the use of both the right foot and the left foot
"I have been so impressed with him," [Fabian] Delph said. "You rarely, if ever, get players who are two-footed in football these days. And when I say two-footed, I mean genuinely two-footed in that they are identical for him. He's great with both."Brian Halford
two-footedness noun

Examples of two-footed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some version of this dog can do jumps, flips, stretching, shaking hands, sitting down, and all sorts of two-footed hopping. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 21 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1b

Time Traveler
The first known use of two-footed was in the 14th century

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“Two-footed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/two-footed. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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