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Meaning of crowfoot

crow•foot

Pronunciation: (krō'foot"), [key]
— pl. -foots -feet
  1. any plant of the genus Ranunculus, esp. one with divided leaves suggestive of a crow's foot; buttercup.
  2. any of various other plants with leaves or other parts suggestive of a bird's foot, as certain species of the genus Geranium.
  3. caltrop (def. 1).
  4. an arrangement of several bridlelike ropes rove through a suspended euphroe to support the backbone of an awning at a number of points.
  5. a three-legged device placed under a tripod to keep the camera from slipping.
  6. (on an architectural or engineering drawing) a-shaped mark the apex of which is a reference point.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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