- a functionless digit on the foot of some animals, as on the inner side of a dog's leg or above the true hoof in cattle, deer, etc.
- the claw or hoof at the end of such a digit
Origin of dewclawprobably so called because it does not touch the ground, but only the dew on the surface
A short digit that does not reach the ground, found on the feet of dogs and certain other mammals.
Origin of dewclawPerhaps dew claw
a dachshund's paw