flatfoot
flat foot flat" foot`, flatfoot flat"foot` (Med.) 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. [1913 Webster]

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  • flatfoot — flat foot n. a police officer, especially a foot patrolman. [slang] [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flatfoot — [flat′foot΄] n. 1. a condition in which a foot has a flat or dropped instep arch, so that the entire sole meets the ground 2. pl. flatfoots or flatfeet Slang a policeman: so called from the notion that flat feet result from walking a beat …   English World dictionary

  • flatfoot — /flat foot / or, for 1, / foot /, n., pl. flatfeet for 1, flatfoots for 2, 3. 1. Pathol. a. a condition in which the arch of the foot is flattened so that the entire sole rests upon the ground. b. Also, flat foot. a foot with such an arch. 2.… …   Universalium

  • flatfoot — {n.}, {slang}, {derogatory} A policeman. * / What does Joe do for a living? He s a flatfoot. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • flatfoot — {n.}, {slang}, {derogatory} A policeman. * / What does Joe do for a living? He s a flatfoot. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • flatfoot — noun (plural flatfeet) Date: 1860 1. a condition in which the arch of the instep is flattened so that the entire sole rests upon the ground 2. a foot affected with flatfoot 3. a. or plural flatfoots slang police officer; especially a patrolman… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • flatfoot — SYN: pes planus. * * * flat·foot fu̇t, .fu̇t n, pl flat·feet fēt, .fēt 1) a condition in which the arch of the instep is flattened so that the entire sole rests upon the ground 2) a foot affected with flatfoot * * * flat·foot (flatґfoot) a… …   Medical dictionary

  • flatfoot — n A policeman or detective. We have a flatfoot walking a beat by our house every day. 1940s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • flatfoot — A beat cop. A cop without a car. He s a flatfoot who walks the beat from 19th to 22nd street …   Dictionary of american slang

  • flatfoot — A beat cop. A cop without a car. He s a flatfoot who walks the beat from 19th to 22nd street …   Dictionary of american slang

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