Definition of flat-footed adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌflæt ˈfʊtɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌflæt ˈfʊtɪd//
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  1. 1without naturally raised curves (= arches) under the feet
  2. 2(especially North American English) not prepared for what is going to happen They were caught flat-footed by the attack.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: flat-footed