footwork

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Etymology[edit]

foot +‎ work

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Noun[edit]

footwork (uncountable)

  1. Any movement of the feet, especially intricate or complex movement.
    The dancer impressed the crowd with his fancy footwork.
    • 2011 October 1, Phil McNulty, “Everton 0 - 2 Liverpool”, BBC Sport:
      Everton defender Distin then demonstrated neat footwork to evade a succession of challenges inside the area before sending a rising, angled effort narrowly off target.
  2. (cricket) The movement of a batsman's feet as he prepares to hit or evade a ball