Definitions

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

  • adj. Having a toe, especially of a specified number or kind. Often used in combination: an even-toed ungulate.
  • adj. Driven obliquely: a toed nail.
  • adj. Secured by obliquely driven nails: a toed beam.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having (a specified number or type of) toes.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of toe.
  • adj. Having the end secured by nails driven obliquely; said of a board, plank, or joist serving as a brace, and in general of any part of a frame secured to other parts by diagonal nailing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having (such or so many) toes; -- chiefly used in composition.
  • adj. Having the end secured by nails driven obliquely, said of a board, plank, or joist serving as a brace, and in general of any part of a frame secured to other parts by diagonal nailing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Furnished or provided with a toe or toes: chiefly in composition with a qualifying word: as, long-toed, short-toed, black- toed, five -toed, pigeon -toed.
  • In carpentry, noting a brace, strut, or stay when it is secured to a beam, sill, or joist by nails driven obliquely.

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

  • adj. having a toe or toes of a specified kind; often used in combination

Etymologies

toe (“digit of a foot”) +‎ -ed (Wiktionary)
See toe (verb) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This way, as a few people have suggested, France once again toed the American line.

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  • He ran the back of his hand along his mouth and offered her an expression that toed the line between nauseated and mildly amused.

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  • Spell checking still does not deal with homonyms, which can be a significant problem for a magician attempting to turn an enemy into a toad, but discovering that the glowing letters he wrote in the air were "toed", just as the toes attached to the giant crush him.

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  • We saw an animal resembling a deer on one hand, and a tapir on the other, as well as a kind of toed horse or hipparion, and a number of domestic pets all strange to us.

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  • The argument ended in less than typical fashion: with Robert Steele losing his right eye, as Cubs fan Boguslaw Czapla reportedly kicked him repeatedly with a steel-toed boot.

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  • Nasri 6 Inspired his team to a bright start with his twinkle-toed incisions but faded and did not look the force he has been this season.

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  • So far, governments and mainstream opposition parties have largely toed the IMF and European Union line about what needs to be done to square government finances following the financial crisis.

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  • If you ever happen to come across that homeless Ran-Dell ever again, make sure to wear your heaviest steel-toed boots, that way, when you repeatedly stomp in his nuts, you'll be sure to give him the worst pain possible.

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  • How is it that no hirsute Irish saint tip-toed up with a TJ switchblade and cut his mottled throat from umulent ear to ear?

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  • Big, god dam Lace up, steel toed CATIPILLAR, dont fk with me BOOTS.

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