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crow's-foot



Pronunciation: (krōz'foot"), [key]
n.,
pl. -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 points simultaneously through a group of smaller ropes, as in balloon or airship rigging.
3. (in tailoring) a three-pointed embroidered design used as a finish, as at the end of a seam or opening.
4. crowfoot (def. 1).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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