crow's-foot
noun (plural crow's-feet) Date: 14th century 1. a wrinkle extending from the outer corner of the eye — usually used in plural 2. crowfoot 1

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  • Crow's Foot — Crow Foot, Crowfoot, or Crow s Foot may refer to one of the following. Some of them may also be known as Bird s Foot, chicken claw, etc., the latter ones being basically the same analogy.People*Crowfoot, a First Nations chief, of the Blackfoot,… …   Wikipedia

  • Crow's-foot — (kr?z f??t ), n.; pl. {Crow s feet} ( f[=e]t ). [1913 Webster] 1. pl. The wrinkles that appear, as the effect of age or dissipation, under and around the outer corners of the eyes. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mil.) A caltrop. [Written also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crow's-foot — [krōz′foot΄] n. pl. crow s feet 1. any of the wrinkles that often develop at the outer corners of the eyes of adults usually used in pl. 2. a three pointed, stitched design put on a garment 3. Aeron. a way of rigging one rope to several ropes in… …   English World dictionary

  • crow's-foot — krōz .fu̇t n, pl crow s feet .fēt any of the wrinkles around the outer corners of the eyes usu. used in pl …   Medical dictionary

  • crow's-foot — crow s′ foot n. pl. feet 1) Usu., crow s feet. any of the tiny wrinkles at the outer corners of the eyes resulting from age or constant squinting 2) aer. an arrangement of ropes in which one main rope exerts pull at several points simultaneously… …   From formal English to slang

  • crow's foot — ► NOUN ▪ a branching wrinkle at the outer corner of a person s eye …   English terms dictionary

  • crow's-foot — /krohz foot /, n., pl. crow s feet. 1. Usually, crow s feet. any of the tiny wrinkles at the outer corners of the eyes resulting from age or constant squinting. 2. Aeron. an arrangement of ropes in which one main rope exerts pull at several… …   Universalium

  • crow's-foot — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun (plural crow s feet) : something felt to resemble a crow s foot or the outline of a crow s footprint: as a. : a set of wrinkles around the outer corners of the eyes resulting from age, mental distress, or habitual squinting… …   Useful english dictionary

  • crow's-foot — Crowfoot Crow foot (kr? f??t ), n. 1. (Bot.) The genus {Ranunculus}, of many species; some are common weeds, others are flowering plants of considerable beauty. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) A number of small cords rove through a long block, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crow's-foot — Bird s mouth Bird s mouth , n. (Arch.) An interior angle or notch cut across a piece of timber, for the reception of the edge of another, as that in a rafter to be laid on a plate; commonly called {crow s foot} in the United States. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crow's-foot — /ˈkroʊz fʊt / (say krohz foot) noun (plural crow s feet) 1. (usually plural) a wrinkle at the outer corner of the eye. 2. Tailoring a three pointed embroidered figure used as a finish …   Australian English dictionary

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