from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A condition in which the arch of the foot is abnormally flattened down so that the entire sole makes contact with the ground.
- n. Informal A person with flat feet.
- n. Slang A police officer.
- intransitive v. To walk in a flat-footed manner: "He flatfooted along, twirling his club” ( James T. Farrell).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A condition in which the arch of the foot makes contact with the ground
- n. A person having the above condition
- n. (plural typically flatfoots) A policeman
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A foot in which the arch of the instep is flattened so that the entire sole of the foot rests upon the ground; also, the deformity, usually congential, exhibited by such a foot; splayfoot.
- n. a police officer, especially a foot patrolman.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, a condition in which the arch of the foot is broken down, the sole touching the ground throughout its entire area.
- n. A condition in heavy draft-horses (usually of the fore feet), in which the heel is low, the ground-surface broad, the sole flat or slightly convex, and the wall more acutely slanted than is normal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a policeman who patrols a given region
- n. a foot afflicted with a fallen arch; abnormally flattened and spread out
flat + foot (Wiktionary)