Flatfoot: 1. A foot in which the arch of the instep is flattened and the entire sole touches the ground. See: Flatfeet.
2. Slang in the past for a foot soldier or sailor, and today for a policeman or detective.
n. pl. , -feet ( -fÄ“t ' ). A condition in which the arch of the foot is abnormally flattened down so that the entire sole makes contact with the ground. pl. , -foots ...
Flexible flatfoot is one of the most common types of flatfoot. It typically begins in childhood or adolescence and continues into adulthood.
There's an easy way to tell if you have flat feet. Simply wet your feet, then stand on a flat, dry surface that will leave an imprint of your foot.
noun. a condition in which a foot has a flat or dropped instep arch, so that the entire sole meets the ground; pl. flatfoots -Â·footsâ€² or flatfeet -Â·feetâ€² Slang ...
Flatfoot is common in both children and adults. When this deformity occurs in children, it is referred to as â€œpediatric flatfoot.â€