[pee-ey-duh-beesh; French pyeyduh-beesh] /piˌeɪ dəˈbiʃ; French pyeɪdəˈbiʃ/
noun, plural pieds-de-biche
[pee-eyz-duh-beesh; French pyeyduh-beesh] /piˌeɪz dəˈbiʃ; French pyeɪdəˈbiʃ/ (Show IPA). Furniture.
a termination to a leg, consisting of a slight outward curve ending in the semblance of a cloven hoof.
[hoo f, hoof] /hʊf, huf/ noun, plural hoofs or hooves for 1, 2, 4; hoof for 3. 1. the horny covering protecting the ends of the digits or encasing the foot in certain animals, as the ox and horse. 2. the entire foot of a horse, donkey, etc. 3. Older Use. a animal, especially one […]
- Hoof-in-mouth disease
noun phrase A tendency to speech before thought; the habit of opening one’s ”big fat mouth”: Among the most notable practitioners of hoofin-mouth disease in the past year [1960s+; fr put one’s foot in it with a pun on the hoof-and-mouth disease of farm animals, so designated by 1887]
[hoo f-print, hoof-] /ˈhʊfˌprɪnt, ˈhuf-/ noun 1. the impression made by an animal’s .
/Dutch hoːft/ noun 1. Pieter Corneliszoon (ˈpiːtər kɔrˈnɛːlisoːn). 1581–1647, Dutch poet, historian, and writer: noted esp for his love poetry and his 27-volume History of the Netherlands (1626–47)