Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A congenital deformity of the foot, usually marked by a curled shape or twisted position of the ankle, heel, and toes. Also called talipes.
  • n. A foot so deformed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A congenital deformity of the foot in which the ankle, heel and toes are twisted

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A short, variously distorted foot; also, the deformity, usually congenital, which such a foot exhibits; talipes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A deformed or distorted foot; a foot which is set awry from the ankle, and is generally also imperfect in shape or undersized.
  • n. A similar twisted condition of the feet which is normal in some animals, as sloths.
  • n. [Without the hyphen.] Congenital distortion of the foot; the state of having a clubfoot or club-feet; talipes (which see): as, to be afflicted with clubfoot; the surgical treatment of clubfoot. Also called clubbing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. congenital deformity of the foot usually marked by a curled shape or twisted position of the ankle and heel and toes

Etymologies

club +‎ foot (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It is also commonly seen as an accompaniment of that faulty conformation called clubfoot, in which the toe of the wall is perpendicular and short, and the heels high -- a condition most often seen in the mule, especially in the hind feet.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

  • (HealthDay News) -- A clubfoot is a birth defect that's characterized by a foot that is turned abnormally to the side.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • She does her best to lead a normal life, which is difficult when your legs are tree trunks and you also have what’s called a clubfoot, which is essentially a foot that is turned backwards.

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  • Area of expertise: Disorders of the hips and spine, congenital disorders including clubfoot, DDH, cerebral palsy, general pediatric orthopaedics, fractures, trauma

    Orthopaedic Surgery Research Fellowship

  • We treat disorders and deformities of the foot and ankle as well as clubfoot, vertical talus, hallux valgus, fractures and other trauma.

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  • In the sculpture "Personnage féminin (La Métamorphose II)" (1928), Picasso starts with a profile of Miss Walter, small eyes and a prominent nose; but nose becomes body or breast; and chin transforms into clubfoot.

    Picasso's Labor of Love

  • Such innovations include: a quarter-sized microscope that can transmit high-quality images via a mobile phone, lower cost intraocular lenses for cataract surgery, non-surgical methods for treating clubfoot, a high-performance prosthetic knee joint for amputees that costs only $20, a cheaper way to deliver IV fluids to children and an inexpensive, non-electronic device to warm premature babies.

    Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.: Renewing Our Commitment To The Right Kinds Of Biomedical Research

  • Flat-out murder him, twist his head off and stomp his skinny-ass corpse into the floor with the reinforced fat man clubfoot shoes.

    The Goal by Matthew Licht

  • Born with a clubfoot to an upstate New York Presbyterian minister whose father-in-law had been secretary of state, Allen Welsh Dulles joined the State Department in 1916, serving first as an embassy secretary in Vienna and then in Bern.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • Doctors are urging mothers-to-be to give up cigarettes after new research linked smoking in pregnancy to babies suffering birth defects such as clubfoot, missing limbs and deformed limbs.

    Birth defects linked for first time to smoking in pregnancy

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