ETYM Old Eng. pawe, poue, Old Fren. poe: cf. patte, lg. pote, Dutch poot, German pfote.
1. The foot of a quadruped (as a lion or dog) that has claws; broadly; the foot of an animal.
2. A human hand especially when large or clumsy.
3. A clawed foot of an animal especially a quadruped.