fleet-footed
adjective Date: circa 1743 able to run fast

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • fleet-footed — /fleet foot id/, adj. able to run fast. [1585 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • fleet-footed — fleet′ foot′ed adj. able to run fast • Etymology: 1585–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • fleet-footed — /ˈflit fʊtəd/ (say fleet footuhd) adjective swift of foot …   Australian English dictionary

  • fleet-footed — adjective see fleet foot …   Useful english dictionary

  • fleet-foot|ed — «FLEET FUT ihd», adjective. running or able to run rapidly: »Fleet footed outfielder Bruton ranges centerfield like a hawk (Time) …   Useful english dictionary

  • fleet — [adj] quick in movement agile, barreling, breakneck*, brisk, expeditious, expeditive, fast, flying, hasty, in nothing flat*, like greased lightning*, lively, mercurial, meteoric, nimble, nimble footed, on the double*, rapid, screaming, speedball* …   New thesaurus

  • fleet — Synonyms and related words: Naval Construction Battalion, RN, Royal Navy, Seabees, USN, United States Navy, age group, agile, alert, animated, argosy, armada, ball the jack, band, barrel, battalion, beguile, bevy, body, boom, bottoms, bowl along …   Moby Thesaurus

  • fleet — I n flotilla, armada, argosy, naval force, task force; squadron, division, Obs. escadrille. II adj swift, fast, rapid, quick, double quick, expeditious, speedy; arrowy, winged, cometary, meteoric; agile, nimble, nimble footed, light footed, swift …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • fleet — I noun the fleet set sail Syn: navy, naval force, (naval) task force, armada, flotilla, squadron, convoy II adjective, literary as fleet as a greyhound Syn: nimble, agile, lithe, lissome …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • nimble-footed — adj fast, rapid, fleet, fleet footed, light legged, light of heel; speedy, brisk, quick, quick as lightning, quick as thought, quick moving, swift as an arrow, arrowy, winged, eagle winged; light, light on one s feet, light footed, sure footed,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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