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Sheep's-foot

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sheep's-foot A printer's tool consisting of a metal bar formed into a hammer head at one end and a claw at the other, -- used as a lever and hammer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sheep's-foot a printer's tool with a claw at one end for prizing up forms
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sceáp; Ger. schaf.

Usage

In literature:

At the present time, there is in Regent's Park a poor sheep, with very bad foot rot.
"Minnie's Pet Lamb" by Madeline Leslie
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