nounpl. crowfoots or crowfeet
- any of a number of plants of the buttercup family, characterized by simple or variously lobed leaves somewhat resembling a crow's foot, esp. any of a genus (Ranunculus) of chiefly yellow-flowered plants
- caltrop (sense )
- Naut. an arrangement of cords run through a block pulley to suspend an awning, etc.
- pl. crow·foots a. Any of numerous plants of the genus Ranunculus that have palmately cleft or divided leaves.b. Any of several other plants having leaves or other parts somewhat resembling a bird's foot.
- pl. crow·feet a. An iron ball with four spikes arranged so that one always points upwards, used to delay the advance of mounted troops and infantry; a caltrop.b. Nautical A set of small lines passed through holes of a batten or fitting to help support the backbone of an awning.