American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having feet with webbed toes.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Said of a horse which goes best on a muddy or very wet track.
- Having web-feet; being web-toed, whether as an abnormality of persons, or as the natural formation of the feet of many aquatic animals. Many mammals are web-footed, as the seal, the otter, the muskrat, the beaver, and the duck-mole. Nearly all swimming and many wading birds are web-footed, to a varying extent in different cases. The salient batrachians are mostly web-footed, especially frogs, as to their hind feet. See
web, n., 10, web, transitive verb, webbing, 3, pinniped, palmiped, palmate, semi-palmate. totipalmate, with various cuts, and those under flying-frog, duckbill, and otary.
- adj. having webfeet
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having webbed feet; palmiped.
- adj. having feet with webbed toes
“All born blind, they say, slack-jawed and simple, web-footed, rickety as sticks.”
““What's a nine-letter word for a large, web-footed seabird?””
“Look closer and you may recoil in surprise/At web-footed fascists with mad little eyes"? failed to translate into a national anti-duck uprising.”
“That duck can insist that it's something else -- say a patriotic, bald eagle -- but it's still web-footed waterfowl.”
“When a web-footed yokel yells a slur through his remaining teeth from the back of a General Lee, it's like a living Norman Rockwell painting.”
“Be kind to our web-footed friends, for a duck could be somebody's mother.”
“I was about to start singing "Be kind to your web-footed friends" but then I realized chickens don't have webbed feet.”
“Restudy of this murid showed that it was distinct from both Holochilus (the semiaquatic web-footed rats) and Hesperomys (nowadays synonymous with Calomys, the vesper mice) and thus deserving of its own genus, so today this species is called Lundomys molitor.”
“Only distantly related to these are Holochilus (the web-footed rats), Nectomys (the Neotropical water rats) and the recently discovered, poorly known Lundomys and Amphinectomys, all of which seem to be part of the rice rat [oryzomyine] group.”
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