Definitions

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  • adj. Swift on one's feet.

Etymologies

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fleet +‎ footed

Examples

  • It was like an arms race of leverage on Wall Street, and it all started with the demise of Glass Steagall, that fire-wall which, like an Act of God, kept the mighty commercial banks separate from the ambitious, fleetfooted investment houses.

    Lehman Brothers; The Bank with Integrity, and Shameless Fraud

  • Playback of Blu-ray discs as tested with Planet Earth and The Dark Knight was exceptional and one of the first players that loaded Blu-ray intuitively in a fast 12 seconds -- that's fleetfooted compared to previous players.

    Wired Top Stories

  • The huddled and aliven stable-crashers have shared fleetfooted enthusiasm with the paddocks dare and ditches tare while the mews was combing ground.

    Finnegans Wake

  • It would give the fleetfooted roan a chance to use its speed to outdistance any pursuit.

    Touch the Wind

  • No, Nkosi. well, then, lead us to these elephant of yours, my fleetfooted springbok.

    When the Lion Feeds

  • Spain, whose enthralling dedication to attack carried them to the Euro 2008 title, will again be looking to the fleetfooted talents of 21-year-old Arsenal star Cesc Fabregas and Liverpool striker Fernando Torres, 24, for the goals against Group Five whipping boys Estonia.

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