Definition of pigeon-toed in US English:



  • Having the toes or feet turned inward.

    • ‘Rob does not look like an especially gifted athlete, with a tight, almost pigeon-toed walk and a scratchy running action.’
    • ‘It roamed about the place in a menacing pigeon-toed way, ready to nip.’
    • ‘I am very pigeon-toed so they tease me about my feet being crooked.’
    • ‘He is eight stone nothing, stoop-shouldered, pigeon-toed, thirty-three.’
    • ‘Unlike the best runners, who are pigeon-toed, dancers tend to run in the turned-out position.’
    • ‘When I was in the fifth, sixth, and seventh grade, I was pigeon-toed.’
    • ‘Turn your right foot out 90 degrees and your left foot in so that it is slightly pigeon-toed.’
    • ‘I thought of Kawaramachi Street where gangs of pigeon-toed teenagers traipsed up and down in Doc Martins and tartan mini-skirts.’
    • ‘In other words, the dinosaur was a bit pigeon-toed.’
    • ‘Treatment for pigeon-toed feet is almost never required.’
    • ‘Next, as you are beginning to worry about turned-out feet, baby exchanges one worry for another and becomes pigeon-toed.’
    • ‘Basically, people are born with three kinds of hips that determine the orientation of their legs: normal (moderate turnout), pigeon-toed (turned in), and duck-footed (turned out).’
    • ‘The legs should generate quick kicks with the feet slightly pigeon-toed or turned in.’
    • ‘The effect is weird, and weirder still is the conjunction of the figure's grimace with her pigeon-toed posture.’
    • ‘He manages the great funeral oration impressively, if not without some undue bombast; for the rest, a pigeon-toed Antony speaking in a faintly campy drawl is rather problematic.’