Pronunciation: (krō'foot"),[key] —n., —pl.-footsfor 1, 2,-feetfor 3–6. 1. any plant of the genus Ranunculus, esp. one with divided leaves suggestive of a crow's foot; buttercup.
2. any of various other plants with leaves or other parts suggestive of a bird's foot, as certain species of the genus Geranium. 3. caltrop (def. 1).
4. Naut.an arrangement of several bridlelike ropes rove through a suspended euphroe to support the backbone of an awning at a number of points.
5. Motion Pictures,Television.a three-legged device placed under a tripod to keep the camera from slipping.
6. (on an architectural or engineering drawing) a V-shaped mark the apex of which is a reference point.