WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
flat•foot /ˈflætˌfʊt or, , -ˈfʊt/USA pronunciation   n., pl. -feet ,-foots .
    • [uncountable] a condition in which the arch of the foot is flattened so that the entire sole rests upon the ground.
    • [countable]Also,ˈflat ˈfoot. a foot with such an arch.
  1. Slang Terms[countable][Slang.]a police officer.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
flat•foot  (flatfŏŏt′ or, for 1, -fŏŏt), 
n., pl. -feet  for 1,-foots  for 2, 3.
    [Pathol.]
    • a condition in which the arch of the foot is flattened so that the entire sole rests upon the ground.
    • Also,flat foot. a foot with such an arch.
  1. Slang Terms[Slang.]a police officer;
    cop.
  2. Slang Terms[Older Slang.]a sailor.
Etymology:
  • flat1 + foot 1865–70


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

flatfoot /ˈflætˌfʊt/ n

  1. Also called: splayfoot a condition in which the entire sole of the foot is able to touch the ground because of flattening of the instep arch
  2. ( pl -foots, -feet)
    a slang word (usually derogatory) for a policeman



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